Anxiety Drugs Don’t Raise Risk of Dementia

There’s been a lot of concern lately about whether anxiety and insomnia drugs called benzodiazepines, including Xanax, could contribute to dementia. Now, a study says there is no link. Such drugs are widely used by seniors. Earlier studies have associated benzodiazepine use in seniors with increased risk of dementia. But a story on medicalnewstoday.com cites… Read More »

When Seniors Still Need Life Insurance

As people age, it may seem less important to have life insurance. You may be retired, own your own home outright or have adult children who are self-sufficient. View image | gettyimages.com But there still may be some situations where you need life insurance. So before you let your policy lapse consider these reasons, says… Read More »

Older Really Is Wiser

Some mental facilities actually do improve with age. Yes, older people do tend to know more than younger people — they’ve been around longer. They score better on vocabulary tests and do better on crossword puzzles. View image | gettyimages.com But older brains offer something else, according to a story in the New York Times…. Read More »