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Alzheimer’s disease is a fatal, progressive and degenerative disease that destroys brain cells. It is the most common form of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. Symptoms include having difficulty remembering things, making decisions and performing everyday activities. These changes can affect the way a person feels and acts. There is currently no way to stop the disease, but research is improving the way provide care and will continue to search for a cure.

Americans fear developing Alzheimer’s disease more than any other major life-threatening disease, including cancer, stroke, heart disease and diabetes according to OMAHA, Neb. – November 13, 2012 – Home Instead Senior Care®, the world’s leading provider of home care services for seniors, announced new survey results.
More than 1,200 Americans was designed to gain perspective on the most pressing concerns associated with Alzheimer’s, including diagnosis and the difficulties of caring for a loved one with the disease, according to the survey of Marist Institute for Public Opinion.
According to Jeff Huber, president and chief operating officer of Home Instead, Inc. “The survey confirmed what our franchise owners had been hearing from their clients and their families – the majority of Americans feel unprepared to care for a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. The need for support and education for these families is critical.”

Additional survey highlights include:
o Nearly two-thirds of Americans (63 percent) have had a personal experience with someone with Alzheimer’s and/or a serious memory loss problem.
o 61 percent of Americans feel unprepared to care for a loved one diagnosed with the disease.
o If diagnosed with the disease, Americans most fear the inability to care for oneself, and burdening others (68 percent); followed by losing memory of life and loved ones (32 percent).
o A plurality of Americans – 44 percent – cites the illness as their most feared disease compared to 33 percent who cite cancer.
o More than other generations, a majority of Americans over 65 years of age (the silent/greatest generation) – 56 percent – fear an Alzheimer’s diagnosis.
o When asked if it would be harder to receive an Alzheimer’s diagnosis or care for someone with the disease, Americans are equally split down the middle, 50/50.

Medicare Costs Continue to Hold Steady

The Medicare Advantage (MA) program has remained strong and is going to continue growing, with an expected 11% increase over the next year in terms of enrollment, according to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services.
The Affordable Health Care System Act, passed in 2010, has resulted in an 18% increase in enrollment and a 10% decrease in premium cost for Medicare Advantage.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), for the third year running, has used its power given by the Affordable Health Care System Act to keep beneficiaries from getting hit with high costs or benefit reductions. The money that beneficiaries are currently paying out of pocket has remained steady, and supplemental benefits have stayed the same.

The standard cost of an MA premium in 2013 will be $32.59, an increase from last year of only $1.47, but if beneficiaries opt for smaller cost plans in 2013 at the identical rate they did in 2012, their premium cost will only go up 57 cents.

99.6% of beneficiaries will have access to a plan through the Medicare Advantage program, and as of 2013, 7 more plan options will become available.

In 2013, the standard basic Medicare premium plan for prescription drugs will be roughly $30, the same as last year, according to CMS, and all people with Medicare will have a large range of options in terms of plans.

Under the Affordable Health Care System Act, generic and brand name medications involved in the Part D “donut hole” coverage break will steadily increase until the donut hole is closed in 2020.

Individuals with Medicare were awarded with 14% coverage on generic drugs in the donut hole, as well as a 50% reduction in cost for brand name medications this year.

Brand name medication coverage will start to grow in 2013, and result in a 53% cut of cost for these drugs in the donut hole. 21% of generic drugs will also be covered.

5.4 million Individuals with Medicare have saved upwards of $4.1 billion on prescription medications in the donut hole since the Affordable Health Care System Actwas legislated. In 2011, around 37 million people with Medicare were given a preventive benefit at no cost.

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The World Wide Web consortium is one of the well-known partners in business. Due to the growing demand of the business industry, firms use the triple W in order for them to reach their customers across the world. And well as to make their business reached by their customers at their most convenient approach. At large, these businesses that are  into the modernization are the one who makes physical goods such as cars or pipes in which then they sell at a profit and even shopping. Consumers can purchase goods 24/7 through online or e-commerce- the selling and acquiring of products or services over the internet with the use of different shelling out methods and feels like you are safer than using the conventional way of shopping. But did you know that in taking the number of the advantages can make you down in the dumps in just a minute, giving the disadvantage of it? What are the possible occurrences in paying using those methods? How surely that you are so secure?

Debit Card, Credit Card,Gift Certficate, Paypal Account, Paypal Alternatives, Money Order, Web Certificate and other payment methods can rip-off by the growing swindlers or scammers across the web. But the most spot of such feeding frenzy is your Paypal Account in which can take everything and be as one of their victims of the said scam. It is an act of taking your money through giving you the imitation of someone’s personality with an imaginary addresses as well as phone numbers, counterfeit photos and template letters that can absolutely loose cannon.

As an online shopper it’s better to become aware about the growing scam. Then, it is good if you do so. If you think that you are safer from scams when you use PayPal, you’re not.

PayPal users are the specific targets of an email scam that results to PayPal Scam. Scammer behind the PayPal scam sends PayPal users an official-looking email asking them to verify their account or identity. The email is addressed “Dear PayPal User” and the email contains official-looking PayPal content like the PayPal logo, graphics, and page format. To detect unused accounts and email addresses is just the perceptive intentions of the email they send. In addition, they will also give you a reason that PayPal is encountering problems with the software they are using and a call for a change of operating systems, that PayPal documents or files are lost or corrupted or a number of excuses you can hear from them that can populate your mind. Yet, there is one thing common about the content on the perceptive email: it is directing PayPal users to verify their identities using their personal and credit information. There is sometimes a form provided for this purpose right in the email; other times there is a link directing the recipient of the email to another site where they are to enter their information.

If you receive an email similar to this, ignore it and don’t do what is telling you to do even if it looks like official, and even if the email tells you to go to an official-looking site. Whatever the assertion of the email you got, always think of that their primary intention is to really get your personal and financial information so that the scammers behind the email can defraud you out of money, and this is against the law. Once it happens, you will now become as an easy target for the said identity theft.

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