Do You Really Need a Will?

If you want to have a say in who gets your possessions after you die, then yes.  If not, then the "laws of intestacy" govern what happens to an estate when a person dies without a Will.  A typical scenario is one parent dies leaving his spouse and children.  Without a Will, anything that was...
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HBO’s The Alzheimer’s Project: Caregivers

This weekend I watched the film Caregivers (don’t you just love On Demand?).  One theme that jumped out was the isolation that caregivers suffer.  Several of the film’s stars (I think that’s a good name for them) talked about how very quietly the invitations to events and gatherings stopped.  Not only does...

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ARTZ is Artists for Alzheimer’s

A ground-breaking group of artists has put together training for museum staff to allow them to host small groups of people with Alzheimer's along with their families and care partners.  Research shows that people with AD can tap into long-held memories through an art medium.  Spending time with, or, creating art, can bring...
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HBO’s The Alzheimer’s Project

Have you been watching this series?  So far I’ve only been able to catch the film on scientific research.   They are describing all sorts of research and discoveries occurring in the field, all exciting and cutting-edge stuff.  The field is so young, and there is such an abundance of research activity testing a...

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Home Modification Loans Available at 0% to 3% Interest

Many elders and disabled folks are doing well living at home, but their house needs some modification to make life a little easier.  Maybe it’s building a wheelchair ramp to the front door, widening doorways, modifying the kitchen and bathroom, or installing a lift.  Whatever it might be, the state is providing very...

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