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The Symptoms of Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease

There are still certain people who do get early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. In the U.S., about 200,000 people have it. How can you tell if your loved one is among them? There can be surprising symptoms that warn of its development — and they don’t all involve memory problems.

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Why Do I Need an Advanced Healthcare Directive?

An advanced healthcare directive – also known as a living will – is a legal document in which a person lists the specifics of medical care and comfort actions they desire, should the individual no longer be able to make decisions for themselves due to illness or incapacity.

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Is Long-Term Care Insurance Really a Good Idea?

The value of long-term care insurance (LTCI) is an ongoing conundrum. There’s no doubt we’re living longer. According to LongTermCare.gov, a site provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, at least 70 percent of people 65 and older will need long-term care services and support at some time in their lives.

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What Should I Ask, If My Mom Is in a Quarantined Facility

It can be frustrating and nerve-racking when you can’t see a loved one face-to-face — a fact that so many family members with loved ones in assisted living or nursing home facilities are discovering during the coronavirus outbreak. To protect those who are most at risk of complications from the disease caused by the coronavirus, COVID-19, health officials have announced strict rules for some facilities with vulnerable older residents.

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