What if You Had a Do-Over?

Q. My mother, Sheila, and my father, Tim, always lived in the moment and steered clear of discussions about getting older, retirement, and planning for the future. They lived in a rural part of Virginia and were convinced that … [Read more...]

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Everyone is at Risk for Alzheimer’s

Did you know that every 67 seconds someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer’s and that more than 5 million Americans are currently living with the disease? The “2014 Alzheimer’s Facts and Figures” report, released recently by the … [Read more...]

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What Autism is Really Like

Q. My 6-year-old son, Jackson, was recently diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). To better his chances for a productive life, I signed him up for play therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy, as the … [Read more...]

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Meeting the Needs of Dementia Patients and Their Caregivers

An estimated 5.4 million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, and 70% are cared for in the community by family members and friends. Unfortunately, most people with dementia who live at … [Read more...]

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Top 10 Medicaid Myths

The Medicaid program is our country’s largest health and long-term care insurer, covering one in six Americans, including two-thirds of nursing home residents and one in five persons under 65 with chronic disabilities. A look at … [Read more...]

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Don’t Forget These Often-Overlooked Tax Deductions

As tax time draws near, you want to make sure you file all the proper forms and take all deductions you're entitled to. The following are some helpful but often overlooked deductions to keep in mind as you prepare your 2013 … [Read more...]

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And the Oscar for Best Alzheimer’s Patient Goes to. . .

Joyce Griffen, a retired anthropology professor at Dartmouth University, spends many hours a week rehearsing and playing different roles. She's not involved in theater and hasn’t been since college. However, in a week’s time, she … [Read more...]

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Can Mom Be Discharged From a Nursing Home Against Her Wishes?

Q. My mother, Bunny, was told she is being discharged from the nursing home in which she resides. She and I are completely against this. For what reasons may a nursing home discharge a resident and what recourse do we have?A. … [Read more...]

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Has Grandpa Lost His Marbles or Am I Losing Mine?

Q. My father, Jim, has been a big help to our family. He picks up our daughter, Sophie, from preschool every day and watches her while my husband and I are working, which we are very grateful for. Lately, however, he has been … [Read more...]

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Disastrous Estate Planning Mistakes, Part 6

In the past, our newsletter featured a series of articles entitled “Lessons Learned from Estate Planning Mistakes of Celebrities,” demonstrating why probate is such a nightmare and lessons that can be learned from the costly … [Read more...]

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