September 2018

Alzheimer’s one day may be predicted during eye exam

By WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE It may be possible in the future to screen patients for Alzheimer's disease using an eye exam. Using technology similar to what is found in many eye doctors' offices, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have detected evidence suggesting Alzheimer's in older patients who had no

Genworth raises long-term-care insurance costs an average 58%

By Greg Iacurci The cost increases, approved by regulators in the second quarter, affect roughly $160 million of in-force premiums Genworth Financial Inc. received approval from state regulators this year to raise costs an average 58% on some long-term-care insurance policies, affecting tens of millions of dollars' worth of annual insurance premiums the company receives from consumers.

You may have signed a living will, but scary mistakes can happen at the ER

By Judith Graham “Don’t resuscitate this patient; he has a living will,” the nurse told the doctor, Monica Williams-Murphy, handing her a document. Williams-Murphy looked at the sheet bearing the signature of the unconscious 78-year-old man, who had been rushed from a nursing home to the emergency room. “Do everything possible,” it read, with a check

Will I Have to Spend Down My Income For My Wife to Be Eligible for Medicaid?

Q: My wife may need to go into a nursing home and apply for Medicaid in a little more than five years. She has $930 a month in Social Security and no other income. She does have term life insurance policies of $180,000. I have a pension of $3,500 a month, income through work of $100,000