Timely Tips for Caregivers

VA Fact Sheets Offer Help

The Department of Veterans Affairs offers fact sheets on topics in a number of categories, including general benefit information, veterans with service-connected disabilities, veterans with limited income, dependents and survivors' benefits, burial and memorial benefits, and more. View all the fact sheets. 

IRS Scammers Change Tactics

Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents remain a major threat to taxpayers, but now the IRS is receiving new reports of scammers calling under the guise of verifying tax return information over the phone. Scam artists call saying they have your tax return, and they just need to verify a few details to process your return. The scam tries to get you to give up personal information such as a Social Security number or personal financial information, such as bank numbers or credit cards. MORE 

Get Your Free Consumer Action Handbook 

This resource guide provides general information on shopping for goods and services, tips about your consumer rights and guidance for filing complaints. It also includes a consumer assistance directory, with contact information for consumer protection offices in government agencies, and customer service departments at many national corporations. Access English and Spanish versions of the Handbook here.  

Recognizing the Signs of Dementia

Would you recognize the signs of dementia or Alzheimer's disease? They're easy to overlook or rationalize away. The Alzheimer's Association offers a number of resources that can help with the difficult tasks of assessing a loved one's behavior, including The Ten Signs, a detailed checklist that provides room to document your concerns and take them to your loved one's doctor. MORE

VA Debuts Pharmacy App

Do you have VA prescriptions?  Do you have questions about your medications? Ask a Pharmacist, a new web app from the VA, provides an easy way to find answers to the kinds of questions VA pharmacists regularly hear from patients. Access the app.~

 

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