Critter Corner: Could Canine Life-Extension Research Lead to Breakthroughs for Pets and Humans?

Dear Hayek, There is a lot of research out there about longevity in humans. Unfortunately, pets don’t live long enough. Is there any research being conducted about longevity and pets? I’d love for my best friend, Kirby the … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Why Should I Consider Antibody Testing for COVID-19?

Dear Oakley, I’m pretty sure I had a mild case of COVID-19 earlier in the year. Do you think I should go and get an antibody test, and if so, why? What is the difference between an antibody and an antigen test? Is antibody … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Celebrate World Grandparents Day this Weekend

Dear Angel, I just saw that the Pope named this Sunday, July 25, as World Grandparent’s Day. I’m not Catholic, but like the sentiment. What is the day all about and how can we celebrate? Thanks! Graham Pah --- Dear … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Teaching Grandchildren about Finances

Dear Oakley,   I’ve been thinking about gifting money to my grandchildren. Before I do so though, I’d like to teach them about financial responsibility. As a financial planner who works with seniors and their loved ones, … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Smithsonian Program Brings Art to Seniors with Dementia

Dear Angel, I am a caregiver for my mother, Carrie, who has dementia. She has always loved art and I have noticed that when she looks at a painting, she starts expressing herself. Are there any art programs in the area that I … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Aging Technology in Long-Term Care Facilities

Dear Oakley,   The pandemic is hopefully over and things are getting back to normal. I remember how long-term care facilities were affected by the pandemic. Is there any new technology to help provide more protections … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: How Do I Properly Revoke a Power of Attorney?

Dear Hayek, I appointed my son to be my agent under my Power of Attorney five years ago. Since then, he has shown his true colors as a spendthrift with massive credit card debt. I don’t think I can trust him to handle my … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Is there a Link Between Alzheimer’s and Down Syndrome?

Dear Oakley, My neighbor has Down Syndrome. I read somewhere that there is a link between Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s. Is this true and if so, what research is being done? Thanks! Khan Nexion --- Dear … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Is Early Detection and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Possible Before Symptoms Arise?

Dear Angel, There’s been so much talk about the new Alzheimer’s drug that was just approved by the FDA. I’m wondering-- what progress has been made when it comes to early detection of Alzheimer’s, before symptoms … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: How Much Compensation is a Fair Amount for an Executor of an Estate in Virginia?

Dear Oakley, My mother passed away last March in Fairfax. My brother, the estate executor, has been the one to navigate the estate administration process. The estate is still not completely settled 15 months later because of a … [Read more...]

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