Caregiving Workshop

Caregiving Workshop

Posted on 04/13/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Health & Wellbeing Navigating the Modern Medical Maze for Caregivers   Author of The Unbroken Circle, James L. Brooks, M. Div, Associate State Director, AARP Virginia will speak at the Caregiver Workshop May 17 in Alexandria.  The session on Navigating the Modern Medical Maze for Caregivers will offer strategies and tools that anyone can use to plan care at home and advocate effectively for themselves or others. “Caring for a family member or friend during illness is one of the greatest gifts you …

Free Seminars for Caregivers

Free Seminars for Caregivers

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Health & Wellbeing AARP Virginia is a proud member of the Fairfax Caregiver Seminar Consortium; we offers seminars designed to help family caregivers of older adults or adults with a disability manage their day-to-day issues.  Speakers include experts in law, care management, finances and community resources. The events take place at locations throughout the Fairfax area.  Please join us for information, resources, and networking with other caregivers.  AARP brings real possibilities to your community. Register online or call 703-324-5205. Diagnosis: Dementia…Now What? Thursday, April …

Making Sense of Health Insurance Lingo

Making Sense of Health Insurance Lingo

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Health & Wellbeing By Nicole Duritz If you’re like me, one of the more uncomfortable parts about seeing a doctor is putting on the paper gown. Does the opening go in the front or the back? Can I get it on before the door opens? Why is the office always so cold? Sometimes I feel just as exposed when I don’t understand certain terms in the pages of paperwork my insurance provider sends me after a routine appointment. For many people, the language …

Virginia Residents Saved over $219 Million on Prescription Drugs in 2013  Under the Affordable Care Act

Virginia Residents Saved over $219 Million on Prescription Drugs in 2013 Under the Affordable Care Act

Posted on 03/25/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Health & Wellbeing The numbers are in, and they are impressive   Virginia residents on Medicare saved $219,947,463 on their prescription drugs in 2013, thanks to the closing of the “donut hole” for prescriptions under the Affordable Care Act – or an average discount per beneficiary of $890. Nationally, 7.9 million people who are on Medicare have saved over $9.927 billion on prescription drugs under the Affordable Care Act and its provision closing the “donut hole,” the gap in Medicare Part D prescription …

The Other Dementias: Virtual Training and Active Learning on Non-Alzheimer’s Dementias

The Other Dementias: Virtual Training and Active Learning on Non-Alzheimer’s Dementias

Posted on 03/12/2014 by | AARP Virginia | Comments

Health & Wellbeing A free webinar series on the different types of dementias, will begin this March   Recent research reflects a growing understanding of non-Alzheimer’s dementias. While Alzheimer’s disease continues to make up a majority of the dementia diagnoses, studies estimate the prevalence of vascular dementia to be 10-30%, making it the second most common dementia (WHO, 2012, Alzheimer’s Disease International, 2009; Stephan & Brayne, 2008; Alzheimer’s Society, 2007). Estimates for the prevalence of Lewy Body dementia tend to be harder to pinpoint, …

Top 10 Reasons to Sign Up for Health Insurance by March 31

Top 10 Reasons to Sign Up for Health Insurance by March 31

Posted on 03/1/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Health & Wellbeing By Nicole Duritz Late night funnyman David Letterman has a Top 10 list for everything under the sun. As the initial enrollment through the Health Insurance Marketplace nears an end, we thought we’d try our hand at a Top 10. It may lack some of Dave’s humor, but it does offer you some really good reasons to sign up for insurance before the March 31 deadline. #10. That broken leg won’t fix itself. If you show up at an emergency …