Monthly Archives: December 2012

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,900 views in 2012. If every person who reached the … Continue reading

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Sleeping Pills Linked to Premature Death

As a former long time sufferer of insomnia I know the importance of a good nights sleep.  Not being a big fan of pharmaceuticals I found relief simply by upping my intake of magnesium.  However, for those who worship at … Continue reading

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New Guidelines on Screening for Cognitive Impairment

The Alzheimer’s Association has released new recommendations to help clinicians detect cognitive impairment during Medicare Annual Wellness Visits. According to the Alzheimer’s Association’s “2012 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures” report, among the more than 5 million Americans with Alzheimer’s disease, … Continue reading

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16 States Make Changes to Assisted Living Laws

Analysis of NCAL Findings, published March 2012 reveals sixteen states reported making statutory, regulatory, or policy changes in 2011 impacting assisted living/residential care communities. At least four of these made major changes including Georgia, South Dakota, Nevada, and North Carolina. … Continue reading

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Hire veterans now to take advantage of tax credit due to expire

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Medicare premium to rise in 2013

It has been forecasted that basic Medicare premium Part B will rise to $104.90 per month next year.  This increase amounts to $5 a month based upon a 5% increase expected to take effect in 2013.

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