What I’ve Learned… Thus Far

What I’ve learned is about just that: What I’ve learned these past 16+ years since I entered this field called “aging.” I was 42 years old and didn’t know a whole lot about retirement planning, Social Security or health issues, let alone caregiving and Alzheimer’s. Most people in that age range don’t think about this stuff; however, it is important to think ahead to when we get older and/or about our parents own aging and health issues.

Long-Term Care Insurance

Since I’m now facing middle age and I have several friends who are taking care of their parents, I’ve started looking into long-term care insurance (LTCI). Also, in talking to Dot, Coach Les Murakami’s wife, for this issue’s cover story, she shared with me why she...