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Preplanning Much Better Than Divorce for Long Term Care

A recent court decision from the Nebraska Supreme Court shows the perils of not planning for long term care before there is a problem.  For example: a now divorced 94-year-old must pay so much alimony that it brings his income below the poverty leve… Read More
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Divorce with Dementia

Can an individual suffering from dementia legally divorce his or her spouse?  Or to put it another way, can someone with dementia possess the legal right to divorce and initiate a lawsuit yet at the same time to lack the capacity to manage property… Read More
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Challenges in LGBT Aging

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community is garnering a lot of national attention in recent months following the United States Supreme Court decision to recognize same-sex marriage. Advocacy groups have been working for years to r… Read More
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Respite Stays for Dementia Patients

Summer often brings to mind vacations and taking time off from everyday stress. Caregivers of loved ones living with dementia-related diseases know that caregiving can be a full-time job in addition to the responsibilities associated with employment… Read More
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Independent Living vs. Assisted Living

Here in the great state of Connecticut, there have been several new communities opening and marketed to the older adult population. Communities designated as “Independent Living” (IL) and “Assisted Living” (AL) can be very successful in comba… Read More
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Possible Change to Medicaid Income Rules

There is currently proposed legislation being considered by Congress that would make an important change to the Medicaid income rules for married couples.  Specifically, if H.R. 1771 (114th Congress) is enacted into law, it would mean that all incom… Read More
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Before You Say I Do

For many couples, it seems quite natural that sooner or later they will want to legally cement their relationship by getting married.  Whether or not that couple attaches a particular religious or cultural significance to the act of getting married,… Read More
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Oscar-Winning Performance Brings Attention to Early-Onset Alzheimer’s

Moviegoers and members of the motion picture academy were captivated this year by Julianne Moore’s performance as a 50-year-old college professor diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in the film “Still Alice.” Based on the 2009 nove… Read More
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Having “The Talk” About Long Term Care

Few people are fully comfortable thinking about getting older.  Whether we are contemplating ourselves getting older or our loved ones, most would prefer not to think about the aging process and the various physical and cognitive deteriorations that… Read More
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Independence and Safety – A Delicate Balance (Part 2 of 2)

A 79 year old woman named Kay was afflicted with some arthritis in her knees, but was generally in good health and enjoyed her daily walks and traveling. On a recent trip overseas last year, she missed a step and lost her footing. She could no longer… Read More
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