We're moving into the first post-pandemic springtime, and we're ready to enjoy a wonderful new season. Please review this newsletter from American Senior Benefits. Read about a serious disorder (Parkinson's disease) and find some useful tips for spring fitness.
April is a great month to get active outdoors. Unfortunately, for people with Parkinson's disease, activities indoors or outdoors may be a challenge. This month is Parkinson's Awareness Month, a time to understand what people with Parkinson's face on a daily basis, and what can be done to control the effects of the disease.
Parkinson's is well known for creating dementia. Symptoms also include...1
Your Medicare covers Parkinson's medically necessary treatments, medications, therapy, and hospital stays.
At this point, Parkinson's is considered incurable, but medications can help control symptoms (New York Times). In some cases, surgery may be advised. Your doctor may recommend changes, such as ongoing aerobic exercise.
Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and Parkinson's Disease (PD) are seen as separate and distinct conditions. However, some evidence suggests that these disorders share common features and that overlap between the two conditions is extensive (National Library of Medicine).
Do you have a planned hospital stay coming up? Like any other major event, a scheduled hospitalization requires some planning.
Here are some suggestions... 2
The national average for a hospital stay is 4.5 days. (The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.) The average cost is $10,400 per day.
Fresh ingredients make this dish healthy and fun and are, maybe, a harbinger of great outdoor eating ahead. It's also easy, with few ingredients.
DIRECTIONS: Preheat the oven 375°. Place cod and asparagus in a 15x10x1" baking pan brushed with oil. Add tomatoes — cut side down. Brush fish with lemon juice. Sprinkle with lemon zest. Sprinkle fish and vegetables with Romano cheese. Bake until fish begins to flake easily with a fork. Remove pan from oven. Preheat boiler. Broil cod mixture 3-4" in from heat until vegetables are lightly browned.
It's time to get outside and get moving. Fine spring weather can just make it seem everything is just right with the world.
Here are some suggestions for getting yourself ready to spring into spring.3
Medicare beneficiaries typically see 7 different physicians from four different practices in a given year. Those with multiple chronic illnesses have even more fragmented care. (HHS Public Access)
The Volcker Rule is a federal regulation prohibiting banks from conducting certain investment activities with their own accounts. It limits their dealings with hedge funds and private equity funds.
The volume-weighted average price (VWAP) is a trading tool used by stock traders. It produces the average price a security has traded at throughout the day, based on both volume and price.
A variable annuity is a type of annuity with value that can vary based on the performance of an underlying portfolio of "sub accounts".
Value-added tax (VAT) is a consumption tax on goods and services that is applied at each stage of the supply chain where value is added, from initial production to the point of sale.
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none." - William Shakespeare