February 13, 2019
Young Bride In A White Dress With A Beautiful Wedding Bouquet On

118 – Respite Care at a Wedding or Other Big Family Event

It’s hard to care for someone at a big event like a wedding or party.  You want to make sure your loved one can attend the event but you don’t want to spend every moment attending to their needs.  Fortunately, there’s a solution to accomplish both goals. Consider respite care […]
February 11, 2019
Rainy Day In The Park. Man Walking With Umbrella Under The Rain.

117 – What’s the Difference Between Estate Tax and Inheritance Tax?

Death taxes confuse a lot of people.  The reality is there are really two big death taxes that people need to know about – estate tax and inheritance tax (you also need to be aware of income tax but that’s not just a death tax and most people are intimately […]
February 8, 2019
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116 – An Aide Who Went Above and Beyond in a Nursing Home

I had a client who was a long term resident in a nursing home.  He met an aide there who turned into his guardian angel.  She went above and beyond the call of duty as she cared for him.  I am so grateful that he had her.  Here’s a little […]
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. […]