New Bill Would Increase Accountability & Services at VA

  The U.S. Senate is getting behind a bill that would apply new accountability measures to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) — much of it with bipartisan support.   The VA, of course, has long been the subject of intense criticism among veterans’ advocates. In recent years, the firestorm has gotten even hotter… Read More »

New Link Between Blood Pressure and Alzheimer’s

For years, scientists have struggled to find the cause of Alzheimer’s and dementia. As it turns out, the answer might be elusive because there isn’t just one cause. Indeed, each week seems to bring a new headline with a new causal link. Earlier this month, we told you about the beneficial relationship between mental exercise… Read More »

VA Extends Veterans Benefits to Gay Couples

Change is fast. Just last month, we told you about the U.S. Senate’s refusal to extend veterans benefits to gay couples, a hot-button point of contention for many years. Of course, that was before the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized gay marriage nationwide. View image | At the… Read More »

Maybe Old Age Needs a New Marketing Manager

“Old age” isn’t a phrase that gets anyone excited, but maybe that’s just the phrase’s fault. View image | In a compelling new editorial, the Daily Telegraph says that modern aging is in desperate need of a marketing makeover. We hear so much about 60 becoming the new 40, after all, but everyone still… Read More »

Seniors’ Advice Needs Are Changing: Less Recreation, More Care

We recently came across an interesting article written specifically for financial advisors. It’s an industry article that encourages those professionals to brace themselves for a major change in their trade. Investment News magazine reports that most of the advisors they talk to are primarily interested in the IRA rollover market these days. Their clients are… Read More »