Come Experience Life@50+ in Miami!

Posted on 10/24/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Mississippi Join us May 14-16, 2015 in sunny Miami, Florida for AARP’s annual event & expo, Life@50+. With sessions featuring today’s most interesting thinkers and experts in Health & Wellness, Money & Work, Technology & Innovation and Travel & Culture, along with nightly entertainment and a jam-packed exhibit floor, there is something for everyone! Life@50+ strives to create an experience that reflects the personality of today’s AARP – informative, educational, exciting, entertaining and fun! Registration is just $35 for AARP Members, …

Other Dementias: Some Reversible!

Posted on 10/14/2014 by | AARP Mississippi | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Mississippi | Money & Work (This story is by Margie Culbertson, an AARP Mississippi volunteer and freelance writer. Her photo is on the left.)  Dementias The simple definition of the term “Dementia” is when a person experiences problems with their memory, language and thinking which are severe enough to disrupt their daily lives. The causes for Dementia Disorders can be either “Progressive Dementia” or “Reversible Dementia.” Progressive Dementias—According to Alz.org, “Progressive Dementia” is caused by “physical changes in the brain” including disorders such as: Alzheimer’s …

Bring Photo ID When You Go to the Polls

Posted on 10/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Mississippi Mississippi voters age 45 and older have been a powerful voice in recent elections and could repeat the performance on Nov. 4—but only if they remember to bring proper identification to the polls. In 2012, Mississippians age 45 to 64 made up 35 percent of the state vote, while those 65-plus made up 21 percent. To ensure at least as good a turnout this year, AARP Mississippi is reminding voters that a new state law requires them to show a …

State Ranks 49th in Long-term Care Support

Posted on 09/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Health & Wellbeing | Mississippi For people in need of long-term care, Mississippi is not a hospitable state, according to a scorecard released by AARP, the Commonwealth Fund and the SCAN Foundation. Mississippi ranks 49th in the type and quality of long-term care services available, and gets low marks for affordability, access, choice of setting and provider, and quality of life. The state ranks 50th in effective transitions—the way in which long-term care is coordinated with health care services and social support. In a move …

Alzheimer’s is Not Inevitable: Myths of the Aging Brain

Posted on 08/27/2014 by | AARP Mississippi | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Local Resources | Mississippi | Money & Work | Volunteering (This story is by Margie Culbertson, an AARP Mississippi volunteer and freelance writer. Her photo is on the left.) Myths of the Aging Brain: “For a long time, it was assumed that as we become older, the connections in the brain became fixed, and then it was just a matter of time that we started “losing” brain cells. However, this assumption is being aggressively challenged by recent studies showing that the brain never stops changing.” So says Mario Garrett, Ph.D. …

Alzheimer’s Treatment: We Will Win!

Posted on 07/25/2014 by | AARP Mississippi | Comments

About AARP | Advocacy | Health & Wellbeing | Home & Family | Mississippi | Money & Work | Volunteering (This story is by Margie Culbertson, an AARP Mississippi volunteer and freelance writer. Her photo is on the left.) Antonio Vasquez was fired from his job at a Queens bakery because he kept burning the chocolate chip cookies—he had forgotten they were in the oven. Antonio Vasquez was just 60 when Alzheimer’s disease derailed him.   Presently, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s. Treatment for Alzheimer’s patients is multi-faceted and includes drug and non-drug treatments to slow, or stop, the …