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4 Effects of Alzheimer’s Disease on Families

July 11, 2024
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Effects of Alzheimer’s Disease on Families

Alzheimer’s disease is a disease that not only affects the individual diagnosed but also the individual’s family. Family members can be affected in many ways by Alzheimer’s disease. The most important thing for families to remember during this very difficult season of life is to stick together and to support one another. 1. Shame and […]

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Non-traditional Families and Estate Planning

June 6, 2024
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Non-traditional Families and Estate Planning

Changing family structures are evolving the practice of estate planning. As recently as thirty years ago, a traditional family comprised a husband and wife who married young, purchased a home, had children, and worked toward financial stability and security. In 1949, 79.8 percent of American households were married couples, but in 2021 that number declined […]

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A Quick Guide to Estate Planning

May 20, 2024
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Guide to Estate Planning

Most older adults acknowledge that estate planning is essential. Yet, nearly half of Americans age 55 or more do not have a will, and even fewer have designated powers of attorney, a living will, or health care directives. These documents help guide your representatives to provide the end-of-life wishes you seek. Estate planning also reduces […]

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Healthy Aging and Family Connection

May 8, 2024
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family connections

Family is crucial in a senior’s life. Family creates a consistent social network and connection that directly impacts the senior’s overall quality of life. Prioritizing family relationships provides continuity as a senior experiences change in their social network. Friends may change, become ill and unavailable, or even pass away, but family is multi-generational and, as […]

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Six Steps to Take Before Moving Your Parents to an Assisted Living Facility

April 30, 2024
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Moving Your Parents to an Assisted Living Facility

Assisted living communities provide essential care and a sense of calm and peace of mind for aging your parents. Identifying the suitable facility “fit” for your loved one is a journey requiring matching your parents’ needs, budget, and lifestyle with desirable locations. Research and preparation yield the best results when all parties participate by asking […]

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