Planning for Special Circumstances

The Risks of Living in Denial of Early Azheimer’s Symptoms

Last week, I discussed the ten warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease and the fact that because symptoms progress slowly, many family members live in denial until an event happens that is so uncharacteristic or bizarre that the symptoms become undeniable. However, denial of these early symptoms is risky. The longer symptoms go untreated, the lessRead More

What Are the Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease?

The symptoms of Alzheimer’s and dementia can develop slowly over a number of years, which sometimes makes it easy to mistake them for normal, age-related cognitive decline instead of the result of a more serious problem. Because the symptoms progress slowly, it’s easy for loved one’s to deny they even exist until an event happensRead More

Beware of Love Scams

Is your elderly parent or grandparent involved in a new relationship with someone significantly younger? If so, beware. Thanksgiving may be a good time for you to get to know your parent or grandparent’s new partner and evaluate their intentions. In some cases, the love is real; however, fake love scams abound. There is aRead More

Before You Pack

My family is going on vacation the end of June. It’s a trip we’ve been planning for more than six months, and we’re looking forward to all the adventures that lie ahead. But something has been weighing on me. It’s been almost five years since I signed my Will. My kids are older. There areRead More

Estate Planning for Your Graduate

If you are the parent of a high school senior who has recently graduated, you’re probably feeling a whirlwind of emotion right now. Just thinking about the fact that I will be in your place in a couple of years makes my heart beat a bit faster! While you’re proud of how much your childRead More

How Will I Know If My College Student Has a Medical Emergency When Away at School?

If you are the parent of a high school senior, you’re probably feeling a whirlwind of emotion right now. Just thinking about the fact that I will be in your place in a couple of years makes my heart beat a bit faster! While you’re proud of how much your child has accomplished and excitedRead More