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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Alzheimer's Factors to Be Aware Of

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time . . .


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Monday, November 19, 2018

Appropriate-Documents-For-End-of-Life-Care-Decisions

You may think your living will is in order, including instructions regarding resuscitation commonly referred to as a DNR (do not resuscitate). While your wishes in a living will may be appropriately documented . . .
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Friday, September 7, 2018

Spousal Dementia and its Effect on a Marriage

When someone you love, in particular, your spouse, becomes ill you want to help them get well. But what happens when the illness is dementia?


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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Long-term Care Insruance


Long-term care insurance is very beneficial for the elderly or disabled person who need will services or support to meet their personal care or health needs. However, it is important to understand long-term care insurance before the time comes when the benefits are needed. Unfortunately, many people wait and then miss out on what long-term care insurance can offer.

Should I get long-term care insurance?

There are a few things to consider before you go out and purchase long-term care insurance. First, consider your age.
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Monday, July 23, 2018

What to Do After a Dementia Diagnosis

Many elderly people who are diagnosed with dementia are unprepared for future care. Once this type of diagnosis is received, preparing for the future can no longer be avoided. If you or someone you love has received a dementia diagnosis, begin immediately to discuss and seek guidance for future care.
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Monday, July 9, 2018

Making Sure Your Wishes are Carried Out

The importance of making end of life preparations cannot be stressed enough. Many put off making these plans thinking there is always time to do it later. 



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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

When Keeping Care in the Family, Put it in Writing


Ruth lived alone after her husband died. Soon her son Ted noticed that she didn’t have enough clean clothes, her fridge was empty, and she had fallen a few times.

Clearly if Ruth were going to stay at home – and who wouldn’t rather do that, if possible – she would need help. Ted was willing to move in and care for Ruth, but he would have to sell his house and quit his job, losing employment benefits and putting his career on hold. However, if he could be paid for Ruth’s care, that would ease the sacrifice considerably.
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Saturday, March 3, 2018

5 Things to Include in an Estate Plan

Estate planning is important for people of all ages, but as we age, the need for planning becomes even more critical. Many people avoid estate planning, because they do not want to think about the end of life, failing health or disability.



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Monday, August 28, 2017

Alzheimer's Stigmas

When a loved one starts to lose his or her memory, it can be a struggle for the entire family.

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Age-appropriate Legal Documents

Twenty years ago, Jim and Sandy, age 45 at the time, went on their first vacation without their kids since they were married. They had no planning documents in place, and had to scramble quickly to get a simple will and a power of attorney to make sure their kids would be taken care of should something happen to them.

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