February 6, 2019
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115 – Getting and Paying for Durable Medical Equipment

If you loved one needs durable medical equipment then, if it’s possible, don’t hesitate to get what they need. It may help them maintain or improve their quality of life. Often Medicare will pay for equipment (it’s a Part B benefit provided your loved one meets the Medicare criteria).  Sometimes […]
February 4, 2019
Dementia Medical

114 – What Does a Diagnosis of Dementia Mean for Your Loved One and You?

The two big things a diagnosis of dementia means for your loved one is: (1) nothing is different today than it was yesterday – but things are definitely going to change as time goes on; and (2) this is the time to start taking action – do it now while […]
February 1, 2019
Dementia Gears

113 – What is Dementia?

In my opinion, the Alzheimer’s Association has the best definition of dementia.  They say the following… Dementia is a general term for loss of memory and other mental abilities severe enough to interfere with daily life. In this episode I discuss what dementia means and clarify some common misconceptions about dementia. […]
January 30, 2019
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112 – What’s the Difference Between a Co-Agent and an Alternate Agent in a Power of Attorney?

We know that an agent is the person appointed by a principal in a power of attorney document to manage the principal’s financial affairs.  But what’s a co-agent?  And what is an alternate agent?  And what’s the difference between them?  Listen to this episode to learn the difference so you […]
January 28, 2019
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111- Beneficiary Designations Must Be Reviewed or Else Your Will Might Not Work as Expected

People are very careful when they prepare their will.  They do their best to make sure their property gets to their loved ones in an orderly manner.  Unfortunately, however, many people are surprised to learn that beneficiary designations on their various accounts can upset or disrupt the plan outlined in […]
January 25, 2019
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110 – Power of Attorney Question – Does an Attorney in Fact Have to Be an Attorney?

An attorney in fact is appointed in a power of attorney document to manage a principal’s financial affairs.  A lot of people think that if someone is going to be appointed to this position they must be an attorney – the word attorney is in the title after all.  The […]