Mark Harvey

HELP LINE: It’s OK for your parents to be ‘stubborn’

I TALK TO a lot of people. Well more to the point, a lot of people talk to me. One of the subjects that a… Continue reading

 

HELP LINE: What to expect with the new Medicare cards

WE’VE BEEN HERE before, but I see that with the growing level of noise about new Medicare cards there is also a growing level of… Continue reading

 

HELP LINE: Not knowing is worse than knowing a diagnosis

LAST WEEK, BECAUSE the conversation about Alzheimer’s came up (because I brought it up), we started working through the “10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s,” courtesy… Continue reading

 

HELP LINE: Don’t forget the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease

LAST WEEK I presented, verbatim, the Alzheimer’s Associations’ “Principles for a Dignified Diagnosis” because I thought it was important. I still do. Another thing that… Continue reading

HELP LINE: Learn how to treat those with Alzheimer’s’s disease

SOMETIMES YOU JUST come across something important. This is one of those times. I recently attended a presentation on Alzheimer’s disease, which included people with… Continue reading

HELP LINE: ‘Mom won’t make it’ if Congress doesn’t act

A COUPLE OF weeks ago, I did a column on Social Security. More specifically, the column was about the foreseeable future of the Social Security… Continue reading

HELP LINE: What will happen ‘if Congress does not act’?

AS NEAR AS I can tell, without doing a lot of extensive research that I don’t have the time (or, frankly, the inclination) to do,… Continue reading

HELP LINE: Shop around when looking for in-home care

NOW, WHERE DID we stop last week? Right: Go get last week’s column that you cut out and stuck on the fridge (it’s under the… Continue reading

HELP LINE: The nuances of insurance are complicated

BASED ON A lot of emails that I’ve received from a lot of you, there are a lot of good questions floating around that are… Continue reading

HELP LINE: If behavior changes happen, always call the doctor

THE FACT IS that it’s pretty easy for me to sit in front of a keyboard and pontificate on the vagaries of this or that… Continue reading

HELP LINE: To prevent falls, keep moving your body

THE INSIGHTFUL, DISCERNING and piercingly intelligent among us, defined by the fact that they’ve been following this column for more years than they care to… Continue reading

HELP LINE: Remember to be careful on your way to happiness

IT DOESN’T FEEL like a real intense day, does it? I agree, so how about a little bit of this and that? OK, here’s a… Continue reading

HELP LINE: Demographics show who older Americans are

EXACTLY WHO DO you think you are? Or, more to the point, exactly who do we think we are? Exactly. About this time every year… Continue reading

HELP LINE: It’s time to be done with ‘should’

LAST WEEK, I went on about time. Well, more specifically, the fact that we even care about this thing called time because of an unfortunate… Continue reading

HELP LINE: No one lives forever, so don’t waste life

AS A RESULT of rather considerable examination and contemplation, I’ve concluded that mortality is a lousy idea. Granted, my perspective might be somewhat dented by… Continue reading

HELP LINE: Remember: How you age is how you view it

THE OTHER DAY I was talking with a gal that I’ve worked with for quite a while. She’s as much a friend as she is… Continue reading

HELP LINE: Help is available to kin raising others’ children

IF YOU, OR someone you care about, is raising some other relative’s child (or children), this could do you some serious good. We all know… Continue reading

HELP LINE: There are programs to help save money

MONEY. I’M HOPING to get your attention. How did I do? Some of you with better long-term memories than mine (which is almost everybody), might… Continue reading

HELP LINE: Opportunities coming to learn more about Medicare

WE HEAR IT all the time, right? “Well, it isn’t rocket science …” Actually, some things are “rocket science,” such as rocket science. Another is… Continue reading