Dementia During Covid

COVID SPREAD Covid is transmitted between humans through the respiratory tract It travels in saliva, mucus, and possibly eye conjunctiva Once inside the body, the virus takes over and replicates fast It is believed that animals do not transmit the virus to humans The virus is most frequently spread by face to face transmission or hand to face transmission after touching a surface with active virus and then touching the face It is variable in how it affects each person; asymptomatic to deadly Those that are asymptomatic are super-spreaders because they don’t know they have it People living with dementia who have the APOE4 allele are more vulnerable to se Risk of death if they have Covid rises

Hypertension and Ways to Keep It Under Control

Hypertension is a significant health problem. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is often known as a “silent killer,” as it frequently has no signs or symptoms. If left uncontrolled, hypertension can increase a person’s risk for heart disease, stroke, heart failure, kidney disease, pregnancy complications, and cognitive decline or dementia later in life. However, hypertension is a preventable risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Hypertension is all too common, as nearly 1 in 2 adults have hypertension, yet only about 1 in 4 have it under control. Hypertension care and treatment are also costly, resulting in an estimated $131 billion to #198 billion in medical costs each year. Current

Medicare Abroad & Calculating Penalties

Over 600,000 Americans are eligible for Medicare living abroad Through international direct deposit agreements, the U.S. is able to send social security payments electronically to U.S. citizens and U.S. residents living in more than 90 countries If you’re a U.S. citizen living abroad, you don’t qualify for premium-free part A, but you can enroll during certain enrollment periods to have Medicare. If you plan on moving back to the U.S., it is important to enroll during your IEP (Initial Enrollment Period) to avoid a late enrollment penalty. Generally, Medicare doesn’t cover services received outside the U.S. The term outside the U.S. means anywhere other than the 50 states of the United State

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