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Preventing a Will Contest

It may be impossible to prevent relatives from fighting over your will entirely, but there are steps you can take to try to minimize squabbles and ensure your intentions are carried out.

How States Are Dealing With Older Drivers

If you have been reading my newsletters, you know that I come in contact with many adult children who are concerned about the safety of their elderly parents driving on the roads we all share. It is a sensitive topic and the dangers are real. Unfortunately, the solutions are not easy to facilitate. I saw…

Should you crack open the Social Security piggy bank? 

Hello Pre-Boomers, Boomers and beyond.  Have you ever wondered what would happen if you took your Social Security benefits now, before you hit 66? This friends, is really not a black and white decision. Social Security is not a simple system. You will have to employ a calculator, or your fingers. You might even feel…

Elder Abuse… is in the house

This is a story of an elderly woman. She is a retired teacher. She kind of lives alone if it were not for the unemployed 60 year old man, an acquaintance from church and a woman acquaintance from church, also in her sixties, who moved in. Her thirty something unemployed grandson took it upon himself…

How To Stop Alzheimer’s Dead In It’s Tracks

At the conference, I took the opportunity to go to as many presentations on this topic as possible so that I could report back to you.  The good news is that while Alzheimer’s is an age related disease, it is not a fait de complet of aging.   The constant thread was that lifestyle choices…