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Common Estate Planning Errors

January 6, 2010

It is essential for individuals to address their estate planning sooner rather than later. However, it is equally important to make sure that the planning is done correctly. Too often, people fail to address the issues involved in proper estate … Continue reading

 


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Alzheimer’s Caregivers Stay Healthier with Counseling

October 28, 2009

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease is a physically and emotionally draining experience. It may be especially difficult if you are the spouse and have your own illnesses or disabilities to contend with as well as caring for … Continue reading

 


It’s important to develop an understanding of your family’s financial matters.

Planning for the Well Spouse

October 28, 2009

When a spouse becomes ill, the well spouse is suddenly faced not only with the emotional toll, but the burden of handling all the financial responsibilities and long-term planning on his or her own. If the ill spouse always handled … Continue reading

 


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Stop Elder Abuse

October 1, 2009

Eight years since her mother died of Alzheimer’s, B. Lynn Goodwin still remembers the stress of being her caregiver, of driving her mom to doctor appointments, cooking her meals and paying her bills. The task was daunting, and Goodwin found … Continue reading

 


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In-Home Care

September 22, 2009

Mary Theresa “Terry” Vasquez, RN, has seen Alzheimer’s disease (AD) from a variety of angles. As a registered nurse, she has provided care both in and out of the home for other people’s family members who suffer from AD. When … Continue reading

 


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Is a Clinical Trial Right For Your Loved One?

August 13, 2009

Among the many decisions you will face as a patient (or caregiver) dealing with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is whether or not to participate in a clinical trial. Clinical trials help scientists understand how AD affects the brain and facilitate the … Continue reading

 


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Talking to Children about Alzheimer’s

August 12, 2009

“The worst thing is the kids. I don’t know how long it’s going to take before I won’t know them.” Betsy Meyer of West Seattle, Wash., identified this wrenching reality soon after she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in … Continue reading

 


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Caregivers in Training

August 11, 2009

After high school, you probably went on to receive more specialized training at college or on the job. Perhaps throughout the course of your life you have taken night classes or Internet courses, improving your knowledge and expertise on anything … Continue reading