Read Issue 4, November-December 2018
In the years after his wife, Glima, was diagnosed with dementia, Bill B. found it increasingly difficult to take care of her, their home and his own health alone. As her condition worsened, “We went from her helping me a little to me doing all of it,” Bill, 89, says. “It became a 24-hour-a-day job.” When Bill had to give up driving because macular degeneration took his eyesight, the couple’s challenges became even greater.
Like Bill, Norma S. knows the realities of being a fulltime caregiver. At 89, she is the sole caregiver for her 93-year-old husband, Carlton, whose dementia has made it so he can no longer care for himself. Norma has health concerns of her own, too: The pain in her feet makes standing in the kitchen to prepare dinner almost unbearable.
A 100-Year Case of the Flu
If you’re tired of being reminded to get your flu shot every year, consider yourself lucky! One hundred years ago, there was no such thing as a flu shot.
Starting in January, when you get your prescriptions filled through mail-order, it can save you trips to the pharmacy and some cash, too. Switch to Express Scripts’ Home Delivery in the new year to fill your prescriptions and you will get the same high-quality medications and great service you now receive at your local pharmacy but with these extra benefits: