COVID-19 Bulletin: CEO of Pharma Giant Roche Blasts the Spread of Inaccurate Antibody Tests as a “Disaster”

Zurich, Switzerland: In a news story carried on MSN just a few days ago, Severin Schwan, CEO of Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche, blasted the quality of many blood tests being marketed to prove immunity to the coronavirus. (You can read the MSN article here.) As a service to our AgingOptions blog readers, we’re bringing you…

Wall Street Journal Report: How to Help Others in the Coronavirus Crisis – and Improve Your Outlook at the Same Time

“When you’re down, help others.” That’s the opening line in an encouraging article we’ve just read in the Wall Street Journal. Written by reporter Michelle Ma, the story reminds us of something that’s all too easy to forget in time of crisis: one of the very best ways to overcome feelings of powerlessness and discouragement…

If You Need a Will – and You Do – Is There a Way? Even in a Pandemic, No One Needs to Pass Away Without One

Isn’t it strange how it sometimes takes a national emergency to get us to do the things we’ve always intended to do, but never quite got around to? Writing a will is one of those items languishing on many people’s To Do lists. (How else do you explain the fact that, according to AARP, roughly…

Huffington Post Article Pulls No Punches in Describing the Tough Burden Facing Millennial Caregivers

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed plenty of cracks and fault lines in several essential American institutions, from the medical system to our political leadership to the senior housing industry. In the arena of senior housing, the tragic death toll from COVID-19 that has devastated many nursing homes and assisted living facilities across the country provides…

Retirement Fears are Running Rampant, Said Forbes One Year Ago – but the Cure Could be as Simple as a Solid Plan

About a year ago when we first brought you this story about retirement fears, we began with the question, “What are you afraid of?” Who could have guessed that today we would be facing a worldwide pandemic that has brought the economy to its knees, decimated retirement savings, and created a level of uncertainty that…