NEWS FOR SAME-SEX COUPLES ABOUT SOCIAL SECURITY

By Kirk Larson Social Security Washington Public Affairs Specialist The Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, holding that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry in all states, resulted in Social Security recognizing more same-sex couples as married. This is important for determining entitlement to Social Security benefits or eligibility for Supplemental Security…

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Mental Stimulation Won’t Cure Dementia, but it Brings Many Benefits

In spite of what many believe, researchers have shown that “brain games” and other mentally stimulating activities for seniors can’t stave off dementia, especially for those genetically predisposed. However, this recent article in the New York Times suggests that classes in brain fitness and other, similar activities are showing significant improvement in the quality of…

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