Critter Corner: What Veterans Aid and Attendance Will and Won’t Cover

Dear Commander Bun Bun, My grandfather is a veteran who may be eligible for Veterans Aid and Attendance. What does it cover and what is not covered by it? Thanks for your help! Aidan Atendans ---- Dear Aidan, The … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Meditation and Alzheimer’s

Dear Baxter, My sister meditates daily. She told me that, among other benefits, it helps prevent Alzheimer’s. Is this true? Do you know of any research about this? Thanks for your help! Maddy Tayshun --- Dear … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Scams to Watch Out For

Dear Angel, As my father is getting older and his dementia is getting worse, I am concerned that he is more susceptible to getting taken advantage of by scammers and con artists. Can you tell me about some of the more recent … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: The Lapsing of Long-Term Care Insurance Policies and Dementia

Dear Commander Bun Bun, My grandmother had a long-term care insurance policy, which I know she was paying a lot for. However, she has dementia, and let it lapse. I’m sure this happens all the time, and it’s scary because now is … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: I Am Nearing Retirement- What to Consider

Dear Angel, The day I have been dreaming about for most of my adult life is almost here. In fact, at work yesterday, I met with human resources and my boss and started planning for my last days at work. With all this excitement … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Should My Uncle With Dementia Still Be Driving?

Dear Commander Bun Bun, My dad broke the news to me that his brother has dementia. I have always been close with my uncle, so I was quite upset to hear about it. He told me that he will be driving to our house next weekend to … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Should I Get Long-Term Care Insurance?

Dear Baxter, My neighbor is an insurance agent who keeps bothering me about long-term care insurance. I try to avoid her, but lately it hasn’t been working. To help me make an educated decision, can you provide some reasons I … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Keeping My Estate Planning Documents Current

Dear Angel and Commander Bun Bun, I wasn’t sure who to pose this question to, so I thought I would ask both of you.  Throughout the last decade, I have gone through so many changes in my life. Eight years ago, my wife passed … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Power of Attorney vs. Guardianship

Dear Angel, My brother is a spend-thrift and a recovering alcoholic. I want to do something before he blows through all of his savings. I was doing some research, and noticed my options included “Power of Attorney” or … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Red Flags that You Need a Break from Caregiving

Dear Commander Bun Bun, I am a caregiver for my mother, Ellen, who had a stroke last year. She is very demanding at times, and I may be approaching burnout. I rarely take time for myself, and my emotions range between feeling … [Read more...]