Can lifestyle affect memory?

QUESTION: I keep hearing that our lifestyle can affect our memory. Can diet and exercise really help our memory and prevent dementia? ANSWER: I wish I had the perfect answer that by changing your diet and exercising more you could prevent dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease. Unfortunately, we still have no sure way to prevent or [...]

By |2019-12-04T23:42:56+00:00December 4th, 2019|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Family caregiving needs are on the rise

QUESTION: I am reading and hearing more and more about family caregivers and family caregiving. Do you have any facts or figures about this subject? ANSWER: You are hearing more and more about family caregiving and family caregivers because the need for this type of care is growing every day. During any given year one-third [...]

By |2019-12-04T23:43:14+00:00November 20th, 2019|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Navigating placement options

QUESTION: I am a caregiver for a family member and currently doing okay but I know in the future I will need to seek placement. What should I look for in selecting a facility? ANSWER: You are to be commended for looking into placement well in advance of when you are actually going to need [...]

By |2019-12-04T23:43:30+00:00November 6th, 2019|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Navigating placement options

QUESTION: I am a caregiver for a family member and currently doing okay but I know in the future I will need to seek placement. What should I look for in selecting a facility? ANSWER: You are to be commended for looking into placement well in advance of when you are actually going to need [...]

By |2019-12-04T23:02:55+00:00November 6th, 2019|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Walkers need to be alert at all times

QUESTION: I have been told walking will help my physical problems. While I think walking a great exercise I am concerned with traffic and potential accidents. Do you have any hints on ways to reduce a chance of an accident? ANSWER: Pedestrian safety is very important because it affects each of us every time we [...]

By |2019-12-04T23:43:51+00:00October 23rd, 2019|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments

Is Medicare your primary or secondary insurance coverage?

QUESTION: I recently applied for my Medicare benefits and soon after received a form to complete asking for information about employer’s health plans that I might be entitled to. Why would Medicare need such information? ANSWER: Medicare needs to know about other health care coverage in order to establish your benefits file and to determine [...]

By |2019-12-04T23:44:14+00:00October 2nd, 2019|Betty Berry's Column|0 Comments