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Author: Vickie Pleus, APR, CPRC

Vickie Pleus, APR, CPRC, is the president of VP Communications, a public-relations consultancy based in DeLand, Fla. VP Communications provides integrated marketing communications, public relations, social media, corporate writing and more to small businesses and nonprofit organizations.

Alzheimer’s: Signs, Symptoms and Risk Factors

November Alzheimer’s Awareness Month Most of us know someone whose life has been affected by Alzheimer’s. In fact, as many as 5 million Americans are living with it...

Medicare 2018: What changes should you look for?

Medicare Open Enrollment Dates Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, such as those offered through Aging Tree insurance partners offer additional benefits to traditional Medicare...

Face Your Fears & Control Your Independence

Young and old could learn a lot from 70-year-old Aleksander Doba (or “Olek,” as he’s called — a Polish name meaning Aleksander). He’s the Polish kayaker known...

Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Part 3 of 3 – Research, medications and support

Receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s is the beginning of a new, likely frightening, journey, but when you’re armed with information and resources, it’s a little less...

Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Part 2 of 3

Receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s is the beginning of a new, likely frightening, journey. Though the diagnosis may have come from a neurologist, psychologist or...

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

Do you think about your ability to hear and speak as often as you think of the functioning of your heart, lungs, or other essential parts of your body? Care for your ears! They’re...

Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Part 1 of 3 – Symptoms and Stages

Most of us know someone who’s living with dementia, or whose life has been affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Few of us remain untouched by it. Symptoms of Alzheimer’s and...

How to Pay For Senior Care Part 3 of 3: Reverse Mortgages and Trusts as Funding Sources for Senior Care

It may not be the most pleasant experience to think about, but it’s one of the most important financial issues you’ll face during your retirement: How will you pay for senior...

Trusted Care For Your Furry Friends

While you may have the option of hiring the kid next door to feed your cat and walk your dog while you’re gone, or kenneling your pet for a longer period of time, they’re not always...

Get on Your Way with Q & A

In our January and February issues of Aging Tree Illustrated, we shared with you some details about the upcoming Aging Tree Travel Adventures trips, including the May 2016...
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