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Facility Living with Alzheimer’s Patients is Evolving

The National Institute of Health (NIH) Library of Medicine reports the most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, accounting for approximately two-thirds of all diagnosed cases of dementia. Alzheimer’s is also one of the most expensive diseases to treat and often results in financial strain on families trying to find and pay for the […]

New Drug Gives Hope for Alzheimer’s Prevention

Researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University recently announced that pharmacological “chaperone therapy” can prevent Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in mice. Alzheimer’s is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that currently has no cure. Abnormal clumps (amyloid-beta plaques) and tangled fiber bundles (neurofibrillary or tau tangles) create brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and […]

Long-Term Care Insurance Gives Rise to the Hybrid Policy

You have probably heard about the astronomical costs of nursing-home care if you become seriously ill or injured. You might also know that Medicare would cover only a minimal amount of those costs. Private insurance doesn’t seem like a good bet either, if you’ve heard horror stories about skyrocketing premium costs and difficulties in even […]

How to Build an Estate Plan with a Blended Family

Couples often bring children into a marriage from a prior marriage or union and then have children together. This is often referred to as a blended family. Blended families highlight the need for careful estate planning to make sure the needs of each spouse are met, as well as the needs of each parents’ children. […]

Was Another Will Discovered That’s Different from the Original? Speak with an Attorney

If another will is discovered that is different from the deceased person’s original will, then you should contact an attorney as soon as possible. To determine which will controls the administration of the estate, each will must be assessed. To assist you in addressing issues created by differing wills, contact the New Jersey estate planning […]

Want to Dispute a Will? What to Do Next

A person’s last will and testament is intended to govern how property, debt and other issues are to be handled after a person’s death. In some situations, there may be issues with the will or the provisions contained therein. Wills may be disputed in their entirety or in part, if they do not meet certain […]

Long-Term Care: Problems, Policies, and Proposals

Americans are facing an escalating long-term care (LTC) crisis. Industry driven, massively underpriced policies are playing fiscal catch up with hefty premium rate increases. This price increase is forcing some aging Americans to abandon their policy while others struggle to reduce their amount of LTC coverage to keep their rates affordable or reduce their future […]

Settling an Estate After the Death of a Loved One? Why You Need an Attorney

When a loved one passes away, it is a difficult and emotional experience. Along with this, you may have the responsibility of now trying to settle their estate. Depending on the size and complexities involved, this can be a daunting task. Whether your loved one had a will, trust, or perhaps both, knowing what to […]

What Happens When a Spouse Becomes a Caregiver?

Caring for a seriously ill spouse can trigger relationship challenges.  In the process of change, you can lose your best friend, your love, and your future as you both had imagined it. Promises will change from words spoken in oath on your wedding day to deeds of care in your mostly, but not exclusively, older […]

More Elderly Americans are Getting Divorced

Americans aged 50 or more are experiencing gray divorce more than ever. The term gray divorce generally refers to the baby boomer generation and affects all classes and education levels. Research shows that splitting during middle age is particularly damaging to your financial well being. According to Bloomberg News, the US divorce rate for couples […]