Alzheimer's disease takes a psychological and physical toll not only on the affected patients, but also on their caregivers. Now, a new study has shown that training in mindfulness-- learning how to focus on the present moment -- may help improve the emotional well-being of people with early-stage dementia due to Alzheimer's and their caregivers.
This Visualizing Health Policy infographic shows the proportion of Medicare beneficiaries who are enrolled in Medicare Advantage, geographic differences in Medicare Advantage penetration, the trend of increasing enrollment in Medicare Advantage plans, and the concentration of enrollment within a small number of firms and affiliates. It also shows the extent to which Medicare has been paying more for beneficiaries in Medicare Advantage plans than for those in traditional Medicare, although that payment differential is projected to decline.
Bereavement can have a devastating impact on the immune systems of older people and may explain why many elderly spouses die soon after the loss of their loved ones, scientists have said.
Not getting Medicare’s status determination exactly right upon arriving at a care center can drain family resources.
Every once in awhile it's good to go back and review the basics. Medicare is the federal health insurance program created in 1965 for all people ages 65 and older, regardless of income or medical history, and expanded in 1972 to cover people under age 65 with permanent disabilities. Now covering 54 million Americans, Medicare plays a vital role in providing financial security to older people and those with disabilities. Medicare spending accounted for 14% of total federal spending in 2013 and 20% of national personal health spending in 2012. MORE
March 3, 2014: Free Legal Handbook for Tennessee Seniors Now Available
November 19, 2013: Geriatric Professionals Gather for 2013 Time Out Workshop
July 15, 2013: 75 Professionals Attend Lipscomb Conference
June 25, 2013: Tim Takacs Named to Best Lawyers List 2013
May 29, 2013: Long-Term Healthcare Costs for Older Adults Topic of June 20 Conference at Lipscomb University
April 30, 2013: Citizens Encouraged to Unleash the Power of Age during Older Americans Month
April 14, 2013: National Healthcare Decisions Day on April 16 Urges Americans to Make Their Wishes Known
March 13, 2013: Local Social Worker Promotes Resilience and Advocacy
December 5, 2012: Takacs Receives Multiple Honors from Mid-South Super Lawyers Magazine
November 27, 2012: Time Out Workshop Draws Geriatric Professionals from throughout Tennessee
November 14, 2012: 20 Topics to Discuss with Your Health Care Agent
November 6, 2012: November is National Family Caregivers Month
October 18, 2012: Timothy L. Takacs Celebrates 20 Years in Private Practice
October 2, 2012: Long-term Care Residents Honored During Residents’ Rights Month, October 2012
September 20, 2012: First Day of Fall Brings Renewed Emphasis on Fall Prevention
August 23, 2012: McCord Earns Certificate in Elder Care Coordination
August 7, 2012: Elder Law Practice Adds LegalVault to Service Lineup
June 26, 2012: Elder Law Practice Hosts Ethics Conference
May 30, 2012: Takacs Named to 2012 Best Lawyers List
May 11, 2012: Elder Law Practice Marks National Elder Law Month with Free Community Presentations
November 15, 2011: Takacs Named to 2012 U.S. News Best Lawyers List
September 12, 2011: Barbara Boone McGinnis joins Elder Law Practice of Timothy L. Takacs
June 23, 2011: Government Benefits Workshop Draws Geriatric Professionals
May 6, 2011: Elder Law Practice Works to Raises Heart Attack Awareness in Elderly Women
December 3, 2010: Elder Law Practice sponsors professional education workshop
December 1, 2010: Tim Takacs recognized in Mid-South Super Lawyers Magazine for fifth consecutive year
August 13, 2010: Medicare & Medicaid Turn 45
June 25, 2010: Takacs Named to 2010 Best Lawyers List
May 26, 2010: Health Care Reform Offers Hope for Seniors
November 21, 2009: Middle Tennessee Geriatric Professionals Gather for Time Out Workshop
September 29, 2009: Takacs to Deliver VA Benefit Accreditation Course
August 19, 2009: Takacs Recognized in 2009 Super Lawyers Magazine
July 23, 2009: Dementia Conference Draws Professional and Family Caregivers
April 19, 2009: Takacs Presents 20th Educational Program
December 22, 2008: Takacs Profiled in Legal Journal
December 19, 2008: Tim Takacs Recognized in Mid-South Super Lawyers Magazine
October 7, 2008: Takacs Named to Best Lawyers List 2009
Fall 2008: "Tim Takacs: The Man Behind the Bow Tie" a profile of Tim that appeared in NAELA News, the professional journal of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Also in this issue: "The Veterans Affairs Benefit Nobody Knows About: Copayments for Extended Care Services," an article written by Tim.
August 2008: An article by Tim Takacs on his innovative elder-centered approach to the practice of elder law appeared in the August 2008 issue of the Nashville Bar Journal.
June 2008: Tim Takacs was profiled in the summer 2008 issue of Vanderbilt Lawyer.
November 1, 2007: Medicare Drug Plan: Important Deadline Looming
October 29, 2007: Takacs Authors Guide to Elder Law Practice
September 21, 2007: Takacs Receives National & Regional Honors
August 8, 2007: Local Elder Law Attorney Leads in Life Care Plan Movement
May 16, 2007: Timothy L. Takacs Receives Recognition at 2007 NAELA Symposium
May 15, 2007: Alzheimer's Support Group Hosts Elder Law Speaker
September 18, 2006: Elder Law Practice Launches Professional Education Website
October 9, 2006: Takacs Named to 2007 Best Lawyers List