Category: Aging

Make It Last – Ep 110 – Gift Card Scammers, Age’s Impact on Financial Literacy, & Nursing Home Expenses

On average, after age 60, financial literacy decreases by 1.5% per year. In today's episode, Victor discusses how to handle this idea moving forward in financial planning. Victor also talks through scammers using gift cards to finance fraud as well as the rise of nursing home expenses. Text QUESTIONS TO 609-554-5936 for a free report[...]

Make It Last – Ep 66 – Navigating Retirement Alone & Interview with Steven Senko From Princeton Medical Institute

In this episode Victor shares some important information regarding a growing number of people who are navigating retirement and aging alone. As well as an interview with Steven Senko of Princeton Medical Institute, to raise awareness on their clinical trials. Make It Last with Victor Medina is hosted by Victor J. Medina, an estate planning[...]

Choosing Someone to Help with Home Care

While the majority of questions about family caregiving are extremely complicated, the question of whether or not every home care agency and the people working for them are alike is one of the few that can be answered with a yes or no. There are two primary types of home care services that insurance companies[...]

The Importance of Planning Ahead After an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

If you have begun to notice that a loved one is showing the signs of being afflicted by Alzheimer’s or another type of cognitive dementia, you need to consult with an estate planning attorney as soon as possible. One of the most important elements of planning ahead with Alzheimer’s has to do with time, whether[...]

Tips for Choosing an Elderly Caregiver

[caption id="attachment_5172" align="alignright" width="347"] Home care[/caption] Determining that your family member is in need of additional assistance in the form of a caregiver can be extremely overwhelming, particularly if you have the desire to assist your loved one but do not have the means or the time to dedicate to this effort. More than 41[...]

One Upside of Aging: No More Cancer Screenings!

Did you know that many elderly Americans might not need cancer screenings? As it turns out, that’s something many of them don’t know either. The Orlando Sentinel is calling seniors’ attention to that fact, offering it as a sort of silver lining for those who are concerned about the mounting health challenges of old age.[...]

Robin Williams Suffered from Dementia, Not Depression

When superstar Robin Williams passed away last year, it was widely reported that the actor had claimed his own life, having lost his long battle with depression and substance abuse. Now, CNN reports, his wife has come forward to correct the record: it was actually dementia that is to blame. Even family members and close[...]

Seniors Are Dropping Long-Term Care Insurance When They Need It Most

Money magazine identifies a few reasons why people are hesitant to invest in long-term care insurance: It’s expensive. They may never need it. With many policies, the premiums can rise over time. There’s nothing new in that report. American reluctance to prepare for the financial future has long been the status quo. But the Money[...]

Social Contentment May Combat Mental Decline in the Elderly

Inside Out is making waves in theaters worldwide, giving us all a touching new understanding of the roles our emotions play in our lives. Now, a new study concludes that those emotions may be directly linked to dementia and mental decline in the elderly. View image | gettyimages.com As Philly.com reports, the new study followed[...]

You Might Be Three Times Older Than You Think

“Age is just a number,” they say. And, sure, that’s a useful phrase for dulling the passage of time. But is it true? View image | gettyimages.com As a matter of fact, yes it is! There’s even science to prove it! But the catch is that not everyone looks and feels younger than they really[...]