Tag: Alzheimer’s disease
Alzheimer’s Care Financial Update
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Alzheimer’s Care Financial Update

  It's been a busy few months for us Nordman family men, but the fallout is settling. Dad's still healthy and mobile, he just turned 82 years old, and he's still deep into mid-stage Alzheimer's. He's doing "as well as can be expected" (I've learned to despise that phrase), but everything else has changed. ...

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Forensic Geriatric Finances
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Forensic Geriatric Finances

Today's post revisits the subject of caring for the financial independence of your loved ones. There's nothing here about military retirement, but I'm very glad that our aggressive savings and low-cost lifestyle have enabled us to retire from military service without a bridge career. As all too many of us Baby Boomers ...

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Book report: “The 36-Hour Day”
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Book report: “The 36-Hour Day”

      Thank goodness this isn't a book about the military. I'd sure hate to write that mission description! For those who are reading this topic for the first time here, my father is in a care facility with mid-stage Alzheimer's. He lived independently for as long as he could, but just over ...

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Geriatric financial lessons learned
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Geriatric financial lessons learned

    I'm finally my Dad's conservator. Dad's favorite hike at Colorado's National Monument Park For first-time readers, let's back up a bit on why this was necessary. Dad's Alzheimer's has progressed to mid-stage and we didn't have power of attorney. He lived independently as long as he could, ...

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Book review: “A Bittersweet Season”
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Book review: “A Bittersweet Season”

      Jane Gross' mother died in 2003 after several years of declining health. Jane and her brother spent those years moving Mom from Florida back to New York, settling her in one assisted living facility and then moving her to another, working through a number of medical problems, and finally ...

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