Balding, Aging and Long-Term Care

Experts suggest men are usually more in denial about aging and longevity issues, at least initially, than women are. This is true with one major exception....

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Balding, Aging and Long-Term Care
2 Min Read February 14th, 2018

Experts suggest men are usually more in denial about aging and longevity issues, at least initially, than women are. This is true with one major exception. Balding. More men are impacted by hair loss. Often this is the first sign in their minds of “getting older”.

While aging requires advance planning to deal with the reality of longevity and its impact on your savings and lifestyle, science may have come up with a way to end balding. It might not change the fact we are getting older, but we might feel better about ourselves.

A chemical typically used to cook McDonald’s french fries could possibly cure signs of baldness, according to a new research report.

Researchers at Yokohama National University in Japan released a study that found using a chemical called dimethylpolysiloxane, which is found in silicone and added to oil used to cook the fast food giant’s fries, is able to mass produce hair follicles in mice.

This doesn’t mean you should run out and order some fries just for hair loss but the future for the top of your head may be looking better.

Read story here: http://www.foxbusiness.com/features/2018/02/05/chemical-in-mcdonalds-fries-could-cure-baldness-researchers-say.html

Having a full head of hair does not solve the physical, emotional and financial burdens of long-term care that come with longevity. Health insurance and for those 65+, Medicare and Medicare Supplements, will only pay for a short period of skilled care, they pay nothing toward custodial long-term care which is what most people will require at some point.

This help with normal activities of daily living or supervision due to memory issues will either impact your family or your savings, often both. Caregiving is hard on family members and paid car drains savings. Long-Term Care Insurance will safeguard your retirement accounts (401(k) IRA 403(b) SEP) while reducing the burdens that are placed on family members. Long-Term Care Insurance will provide the resources for quality care at home or in adult daycare, assisted living, memory care or the traditional nursing home.

These policies are very affordable especially if you act before you retire. Seek the help of a Long-Term Care specialist to help you shop and design and affordable plan to address the financial costs and burdens of aging. Meanwhile, don’t supersize your fries just for hair loss!

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