Dozens of Dementia Treatments Have Failed. Will This One Work?

Peter Wooding (77) is among the 5 million Americans who are facing Alzheimer’s disease, one of the most devastating diagnoses today. Happily married for more than 50 years, Peter and his wife Joanne are not going to sit back and … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: I Am My Mother’s Financial Caregiver. Now What?

Dear Bebe, When my mother did her estate planning several years ago, I was told I would be the trustee for her trust and the agent under her Financial Power of Attorney, should there come a time when she can no longer handle … [Read more...]

Can a Marriage Survive Caregiving for an In-Law?

Q. When my husband, Paul, first met my parents, they didn't hit it off. He can be stubborn sometimes, and mom is difficult, and she never thought that he was good enough for me. After Thanksgiving dinner, when we announced we were … [Read more...]

Seven Marathons in Seven Days with Parkinson’s?

Bret Parker has had Parkinson's for 11 years, since he was 38 years old. Recently, he made an amazing goal for himself of running 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days, and nothing was going to stop him from achieving it. That was … [Read more...]

Two Popular Medigap Plans are Being Shuttered — What It Means for You!

Q. A couple of years ago, my aunt Linda applied for a Plan F Medigap plan and the insurance company approved her. The following year, she saw a specialist about some hip problems she was experiencing, went for an MRI, and ended up … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Is Original Medicare Sufficient?

Dear Angel, My mom is eligible for Medicare this year and is exploring her options. She is not sure whether to get a supplemental plan, or if original Medicare is enough. What are your thoughts on this? Thanks, Iz … [Read more...]

Senior $afe Act and Other Safeguards Against Financial Exploitation

Joseph and Carol are in their 80's and are retired. Recently, their daughter Karen moved in after a tough divorce that left her broke. One of the reasons Karen's husband left was because of her spending habits. Shortly after … [Read more...]

But I Promised I Wouldn’t Put her in a Nursing Home

Click Here to Read Magic's to "My Dad Doesn't Recognize Me - Is It Still Worth Visiting?" Q. I remember the moment like it was yesterday. My mom, who had Parkinson's for ten years at the time, was sitting at my kitchen table. I … [Read more...]

Senior Living Now and in 2028

Maria lived in a colonial-style townhome with 14 stairs up from the basement, and 14 more to her bedroom. It was wearing on her joints to go up and down all those steps. She was also beginning to feel lonely and isolated, since … [Read more...]

The Best Way to “Disinherit” an Estranged Adult Child

Q. My adult daughter, Hallie, is from a previous marriage. I have been happily married to my second husband for 15 years, and we have supplied much love and finances to keep Hallie's family going through the years. We even placed … [Read more...]