Month: April 2021

Transportation Benefits Available to Older Adults in Illinois

Older adults might not have as much disposable income available to them as they did when they were younger. Therefore, it’s important to take advantage of any benefits that are available. In Illinois, there are three benefits, two of which are available to older adults, that can help make transport more accessible. . . . READ THE REST

Burial and Memorial Benefits 
from the VA

If you are a Veteran of one of the U.S. Armed Forces or if you have a loved one who is, it’s important to be aware that burial and memorial benefits might be available to you from the US Department of Veterans Affairs (more often referred to as the VA). Read on to learn to find out if you are eligible, what the benefits are, and how loved ones can gain support after a Veteran’s death. . . . READ THE REST

Beyond Alzheimer’s: Other Types of Dementia That Plague Older Adults

While dementia is more common amongst older adults, it is by no means a normal part of aging. That said, it is believed that more than half of people who are 85 years of age or older have some form of dementia. Therefore, if you are caring for an older adult, dementia might very well touch your life. But what exactly is dementia? And while we hear regularly about Alzheimer’s, is Alzheimer’s the only form of the disease? . . . READ THE REST