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“Due to the debilitating nature of Alzheimer’s and related forms of dementia on your loved one’s ability to make sound financial decisions, the sooner you can get financial matters in order the better.” If a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or any other form of dementia, it is necessary to address legal […]

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“Obviously, the first step is to work with your doctor to slow the progression. However, there are legal steps you need to take as quickly as possible.” A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or any serious progressive disease takes some time to absorb. However, during the days and weeks after the diagnosis, it is important to take […]

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“Done right by a lawyer, your heirs can avoid the expense and time of probating your will and may save on estate taxes, while easing the administration of your affairs while alive and after you have gone.” Trusts are used to solve problems in estate planning, giving great flexibility in how assets are divided after […]

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“It is estimated that by 2040, the number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s, dementia or other cognitive disorders is expected to double to close to 12 million due to the aging population, according to a recent study by RBC Wealth Management and Aon.” The impact of these diseases will not just be on the individuals, […]

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“One in four American adults live with a disability, according to the Center for Disease Control. One in 10 adults over the age of 65 has Alzheimer’s or dementia, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.” Planning for incapacity is just as important as planning for death. One is certain, the other is extremely likely. Therefore, it […]

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“Probate and trust administration are not the same. There are important differences and similarities between administering a decedent’s probate estate and administering a decedent’s trust estate.” Many people get these two things confused. A recent article, “Appreciating the differences between probate and trust administration” from Lake County News clarifies the distinctions. Let’s start with probate, […]

Holding Hands with Elderly Patient

“Covid-19 or Coronavirus has created health worries and fear for everyone. For those with underlying health issues, which include multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, or other brain diseases, those concerns are even more pronounced.” There are certain steps that can be taken by individuals, loved ones and family members to make this challenging time […]

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“When a loved one is experiencing cognitive decline, emotional and medical considerations often overshadow the financial planning that needs to happen. This is a potentially costly mistake.” Whether the reason is Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or any number of illnesses that lead to dementia, it’s hard for families to think about legal or financial concerns, when a […]

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“Talking about money is hard. Talking to your parents about their financial situation can be even harder.” Despite any uncomfortable feelings, the sooner you start talking with your parents about their financial situation, and the more conversations you can have, the better, says Wisconsin Public Radio in the article “How To Talk To Your Parents […]

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More than 5.7 million people in this country are suffering from the disease. More and more members of families are experiencing the dilemma of expressing their wishes before they become incapacitated from Alzheimer’s Disease, according to USA Today in “B. Smith’s Alzheimer’s raises question: How to protect your wishes when incapacitated“. The article discusses the […]