- 48 = The average age of first-time grandparents.
- 1 in 4 = The number of boomers who will be living with diabetes by 2030.
- 30 = Percentage of Americans ages 45 to 64 who exercise regularly.
Closing In on Alzheimer's—As the country braces for a wave of new Alzheimer's cases, a whole new generation of drugs designed to attack the underlying cause of Alzheimer's disease is in the pipeline. AARP Bulletin explores how new drugs offer real hope for reversing the disease and shares one man's success story. (Page 10)
Exclusive Bulletin Poll: How Prepared Are You?—AARP Bulletin's monthly poll checks in with readers about disaster preparation. The results-including 88 percent of Americans would be self-sufficient for up to three days if warned of severe weather-speak volumes about the way Americans plan for the unexpected disasters. (Page 6)
Risky Business—Are you gambling away your nest egg? The growing gaming industry targets older gamblers, who are more at risk of addiction than others and usually don't have a lot of room for financial error. The opportunities to gamble are multiplying as states legalize gaming across the country and the Internet makes gambling available 24/7. AARP Bulletin outlines the risks, the warning signs and where to go for help. Plus: AARP Bulletin's test to help pinpoint the danger. (Page 22)
Opening Day at the Bank—Millions of U.S. residents have no bank accounts. Many pay high check-cashing fees, can't borrow and don't save. AARP Bulletin breaks down how a San Francisco plan boosts thousands of low-income residents out of the fee-paying cycle and into the mainstream banking system. (Page 16)
Summer Deals—Just in time for Summer, check out tips for the smart consumer, including information on golf discounts across the country, how to find the best gas prices and the price of overpacking. (Page 19)
Rebate Runaround—Don't get snagged on money-back offers. Rebates are offered to boost product sales, but most go unclaimed. AARP Bulletin explains how you can avoid hassles and get the rebate you expect, including knowing the terms before you buy, making copies of documents and acting quickly to submit a claim. (Page 20)
Online Extras—This month at www.aarp.org/bulletin, learn how overpacking for domestic flights can lighten your wallet, including a chart of specific airline restrictions.
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