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AARP Bulletin March 2024

How to navigate tax season and avoid getting in trouble with the IRS, plus good news on how to treat and prevent Alzheimer’s


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The March 2024 issue of the AARP Bulletin offers readers an array of helpful tips — from navigating tax season as an older American to advice on how to avoid common and timely scams. Plus, our cover story notes good news in the world of Alzheimer’s treatment.

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Also in this issue:

IRS triggers to avoid: The likelihood of getting your taxes audited by the Internal Revenue Service these days is near a record low. But a handful of mistakes in how you submit your taxes can greatly increase the likelihood of getting that dreaded letter from the IRS.

Alzheimer's — new learnings, rising hope: For over a century, this most common form of dementia has defied all scientific attempts to develop drugs or other treatments. But in just the past few years, the first medicines have emerged, and scientists now believe they are on the brink of figuring out the true causes of the disease and also a viable approach to treatment and prevention.

Fraud Watch: Every week, AARP’s Fraud Watch Network Helpline receives 300 to 400 calls from people of all ages looking for guidance from fraud specialists. In this issue, we answer some of the most commonly asked questions.

Live Well for Less: Bulletin columnist Lisa Lee Freeman explains how and why price tags vary so much and more importantly, how to decipher shelf tags to make sure you always get the best value when you shop for food.

Wanted — Dogs With Skills: Most any dog can provide emotional support, but the market for service dogs — which undergo months of training to learn how to provide a surprisingly vast array of services to their human partner — is where the real activity is.

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