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  • Conversations Necessary After a Dementia Diagnosis

    Conversations Necessary After a Dementia Diagnosis

    When your loved one has been diagnosed with dementia, there are numerous decisions that need to be made quickly. Unfortunately, time is not on your side because your family member’s condition will worsen with the progression of the disease. As a result, you will need to have a series of conversations with your loved one about a variety of topics while they are coming to terms with cognitive changes.  It is an incredi

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  • Wisconsin Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefits

    Wisconsin Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefits

    The U.S. Veterans Administration estimates the number of Veterans older than 65 number more than 12 million. More than half the number of Veterans that call Wisconsin home are over the age of 65. However, it can be challenging for these Wisconsin Vets to find the assistance and care they require as they grow older. In fact, many Wisconsin Veterans are not aware of the Aid and Attendance benefit, a program designed to

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  • Life Event Planning for Seniors

    Life Event Planning for Seniors

    Oasis Senior Advisors Austin/Central Texas often encounters families in destress when assisting families planning a discharge. We find that the families first barriers to assisting their loved plan have an appropriate discharge is a lack of previous legal planning. We asked Virginia Sampson to give our families an overview and she came up with this great post. If you are a senior or have a senior loved one who is old

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  • Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resources for Professionals

    Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resources for Professionals

    There is no shortage of resources that professionals can use to work with families and patients with Alzheimer’s. Following are tools for assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management, put out by the National Institute on Aging.

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  • Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit for Veterans

    Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit for Veterans

    As we honor veterans this month on November 11, think about any veterans you know who may be dealing with the cost of elder care, such as paying for assisted living, home care, adult daycare, or skilled nursing facilities. If so, be aware that the Veterans Aid and Attendance benefit (A&A) could be a solution to help your friend, family member or client, offset rising care costs.

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