Many are confused about when to enroll in Medicare when they are turning 65. You will automatically be enrolled in Medicare Part A (hospital) if you have worked at least 40 quarters over the years. Part B, however, is different. If you are currently receiving social security income, then you will automatically be enrolled. If not, you will have to voluntarily enroll in Part B yourself. You can enroll up to 90 days ahead of the effective date of your Medicare (usually the 1st day of your birthday month). If you are still working, you may or
The Alzheimers Association released new Facts and Figures for 2013 this week. Currently, 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer's or another dementia. Deaths from Alzheimer's rose 68% between 2000 and 2010, while deaths from other major diseases, including the number one cause of death which is heart disease, decreased. In 2012, the costs of caregiving for those with dementia are estimated to $203 billion.