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What the PACT Act Means for Veterans

Q. My husband is a veteran who was exposed to toxins while he was in service, and we believe that might have been what contributed to him developing significant health problems as he has gotten older. I remember hearing of … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: VA Launches New Health Care Website and Other Resources

Dear Oakley, My father is a Veteran, and I am his caregiver. I help make appointments for his health care and could certainly use information about what’s out there to help him. The VA website is so cumbersome with so much … [Read more...]

Groundbreaking Alzheimer’s Research Revealed at 2022 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference

Currently, more than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease. For years, researchers have been working tirelessly to advance science that will lead to earlier detection, preventions, and additional new treatments … [Read more...]

Is a Family Caregiver Entitled to Compensation from an Estate for Their Caregiving Services?

Q. I am the trustee of my parents’ trust. They have now both passed away. My brother helped perform minimal long-distance caregiving for them over the last five years, and he spent about a year and a half toward the end as a … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: How to Make Siblings Feel Equal in Estate Planning

Dear Angel, Our adult children don’t get along very well. When we do estate planning, we want them to feel like they are equal, so more unnecessary strife does not occur when we are no longer around. What can we do to make them … [Read more...]

Can Equine Therapy Improve Quality of Life in Individuals with Dementia?

At several therapeutic riding centers across the country, horses have been interacting with an unlikely group of visitors  ̶  people with early stage dementia or mild cognitive impairment and their caregivers. Interacting with … [Read more...]

Can a Friend or Cousin Get Sued if Someone Owes Money to a Nursing Home?

Q. Medical debt seems like a big issue these days, with myself and others I know struggling to pay medical bills. I heard that hospitals and nursing homes are suing more often to get their debts paid. Oddly, my friend in upstate … [Read more...]

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