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When is a Person Unfit To Make a Will?

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Testamentary capacity refers to a person’s ability to understand and execute a will. As a general rule, most people who are over the age of eighteen are thought to be competent to make and sign the will. They must be able to understand that they are signing the will, they must understand the nature of […]

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5 WAYS TECHNOLOGY HELPS FAMILY CAREGIVERS

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Family caregivers give emotional and physical care to older adults whether at home or in a residential community. Technology can find solutions to daily problems that family caregivers might face. Here are some ways Technology has provided assistance: 1. TRACKING With the use of technology, caregivers are able to keep track of what those they […]

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Do you know the Difference Between a Stockbroker and an Investment Advisor?

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Few people understand the difference between an investment advisor and a stockbroker. The difference is substantial. An investment advisor is a fiduciary; this means they have a legal and ethical duty of primary loyalty to their clients. The interests of their clients are paramount. Investment advisors receive a fee based on a percentage of the […]

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Medicare for All, Explained

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What are Medicare for All and Medicare for America, and how would these concepts change health care? As the 2020 presidential race heats up, voters are hearing more and more about Medicare for All. Yet, many of us aren’t sure exactly what that means. While Americans may fear letting go of the health care they […]

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The Effects of Gifts on Medicaid Planning

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Medicaid is a healthcare program designed to help individuals with limited income and assets afford needed medical care. Importantly, Medicaid covers long-term healthcare services such as nursing home costs and costs for at-home personal healthcare. Because Medicaid is intended to benefit those with limited income and assets, there are strict eligibility requirements based on income […]

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As We Age, Healthy Sleep Without Prescription Drugs

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Numerous surprising new products help restore and improve slumber for older adults who don’t want to resort to drug therapy. Many seniors have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep. As we age, insomnia increases due to various factors, including the use of caffeine, tobacco and alcohol; poor sleep habits; medications; and disease. Particularly as […]

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Reading Recommendations for April 2019

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The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up By: Marie Kondo   The #1 New York Times bestselling guide to decluttering your home and the inspiration for the hit Netflix show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles? […]

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New Cholesterol Recommendations Focus on Personalized Care

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New cholesterol recommendations from the American Heart Association, backed by the American College of Cardiology, support the treatment of older patients with high cholesterol who have previously been left untreated.

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When It’s Time to See A Geriatrician?

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When It’s Time to See A Geriatrician…And how they may keep you out of the hospital If you’re in your 60s or 70s, you may have wondered if you should start seeing a geriatrician instead of, or in addition to, your primary care provider. These are family doctors or internists with special training in the […]

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Aging Around the World: Four Key Differences

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According to projections from such sources as the U.S. Census Bureau and the World Bank, the entire world’s population is aging. In some countries, the number of people who are 60 years or older is expected to double by 2050. In other countries, the number is expected to triple. These projections stand as a testament to […]

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