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What Health Issue May Be a Hint of Dementia?

Chronic pain can be a sign of emerging dementia up to 16 years before the brain disease itself is diagnosed, according to findings published in the journal Pain.

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Fraudsters Continue to Target Elderly

Scams target people of all ages, but the most vulnerable tend to be older adults—and the money they lose can have a big impact on their retirement.

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What Happens to My Mortgage When I Die?

Understanding what happens to your debt when you die is an important part of estate planning—and you don’t have to be rich to have an estate. Everything you own and owe makes up your estate. For many people, that includes a house with a mortgage.

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What Is Elder Law?

Elder Law is made up of three major categories, which can be broken down further into deeper topics.

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Can I Retain Some Assets and Still Be Eligible for Medicaid?

The bill for long-term care adds up fast. The annual median cost for a private room in a nursing home was $105,850 in 2020, according to Genworth. The government could pick up these costs if you qualify for Medicaid, but that’s easier said than done.

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Do You Know about the Grandparents Scam?

A South Florida man is facing charges after prosecutors said he acted as a money laundering agent for individuals perpetrating what is known as ‘the Grandparents Scam.’

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Seven Items Medicare Doesn’t Cover

Medicare covers the majority of older Americans’ health care needs — from hospital care and doctor visits to lab tests and prescription drugs.

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Should I Create a Trust?

Establishing a trust is a great first step in estate planning.

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Are Death Settlements Subject to Medicaid Liens?

Can Medicaid take a settlement from family members of a deceased 28-year-old in New Jersey who was quadriplegic and in a nursing home for a portion of his disabled years?

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Can I Get a Tax Break for Long-Term Care?

The IRS allows some limited tax breaks on medical expenses and insurance premiums related to long-term care.