Brain training test shows dementia risk cut in half for elderly

While many companies have long promised that their brain-training products can sharpen aging minds, only one type of computerized brain training so far has been shown to improve elderly people’s mental quickness and significantly reduce the risk of dementia, according to research presented at the American Psychological Association’s Annual Convention.

Social Security receives little attention in Presidential Campaigns; AARP wants seniors to act

AARP, a sponsor of the presidential debates, sent a letter to moderator Lester Holt before the first debate urging him to ask the candidates their plans for maintaining Social Security. He didn’t. AARP now wants seniors to start using social media to get attention focused on Social Security.

Average American on Social Security Gets $4 to $5 Monthly Increase in 2017

The average Social Security retiree will get a $5 per month raise in 2017, says Social Security today, but the Associated Press reports it to be more like $4. The increase cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will be .3 percent for the more than 65 million Americans receiving Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, according to information released today by the Social Security Administration.