Christian Worstell

Freelance writer

United States

I am a freelance writer, father, husband and golfer living in Raleigh, NC. I create content about health, fitness, nutrition, money and lifestyle for websites all over the globe.

Understanding Your Medicare Annual Wellness Visit - LivingBetter50

By Christian Worstell- Worldwide, people are living longer than the generations before them did. In fact, data from a United Nations report shows that the number of people age 65 and older rose from eight percent to 12 percent of the total population between the year 1950 and the year 2000.

Grand Magazine
Medicare Open Enrollment | The 5 Basics Every Senior Should Know

Grandparent News Medicare Open Enrollment | The 5 Basics Every Senior Should Know BY CHRISTIAN WORSTELL Medicare open enrollment is upon us once again. If you're new to Medicare or are in need of a refresher, here are five important details and helpful tips every Medicare beneficiary should know.
Getting Medigap With Pre-existing Conditions |

By Christian Worstell You have guaranteed access to a Medicare Supplement insurance policy if you buy during your Medigap open enrollment period, even if you have a pre-existing condition. It's possible to get a policy after the enrollment period, but it's not guaranteed. During the open enrollment period, insurers cannot use underwriting.

Age in Place, But Don't Stay in Place

By Christian Worstell, TZ Health Media 7 Ways You Can Get Out and Be More Active Aging in place doesn't have to mean staying in place. Getting out and about to socialize or soak up some sun can do wonders for an older person's psyche.

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Overcoming Respite Care Guilt A Guest Post by Christian Worstell

Follow these 7 tips if you're a caretaker suffering from respite care guilt. If you have children of your own, you may remember the first time you left them in the care of another. Or their first day of school. Or the day they left home for good.

Together in This
How to Explain Alzheimer's and Dementia to Children - Together in This

Alzheimer's is one of the leading causes of death in the US, killing more people than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. This makes coping with a family member's Alzheimer's dementia diagnosis difficult for anyone. But what about when a child is involved? Alzheimer's can be challenging to explain to a child.

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5 Differences Between Aging and Early-Onset Alzheimer's - Together in This

It's difficult to diagnose early-onset Alzheimer's. There's no definitive test, and with memory loss being the most well-known symptom, it's easy to worry you're developing Alzheimer's every time you misplace an item. But early-onset Alzheimer's is not as common as you may think. Less than 5 percent of Alzheimer's cases show symptoms before age 65.

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8 Age-Defying Herbs And Spices

The fountain of youth may exist only in legend, but the anti-aging properties of certain herbs and spices are very real. As we age, some of our bodily functions slow, our joints and muscles weaken and our senses deteriorate. But several ingredients found in our spice rack may hold the key to maintaining our youth.

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Mindfulness and Aging: The Importance of Being Present as You Age

As we age, most of us tend to get forgetful, get more set in our ways and can also start getting physically frail. This makes it even more important to live mindfully and being more present. Here are some way you can learn to be more present and age with grace.