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. This year ...

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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 a year ago he ended up in the ...

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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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Geriatric financial management update
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Geriatric financial management update

Dad's doing fine in the care facility. He's happy and he's safe. His Alzheimer's symptoms have stabilized with their care. He's coping with his myeloma symptoms and waiting for chemotherapy to start. He's sleeping more than he should (Vicodin for the pain), and he's weak (anemia), and he's losing weight, and these ...

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More on caring for an elder’s finances
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More on caring for an elder’s finances

Thanks for all your feedback since my first post on my financial lessons learned from caring for an elderly parent.  Frankly, writing about it helps me make sense of the situation. I also appreciate your backup! My Alzheimer's research led me to a number of websites covering all aspects of the syndrome. Unfortunately ...

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Financial lessons learned from caring for an elderly parent
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Financial lessons learned from caring for an elderly parent

It's been nearly two years since my father wrote a letter to us two sons that his "slipping memory" made him stop using e-mail. Since then I've learned way more than I really wanted to know about managing his affairs, and I've included the four most important lessons at the end of this post. Dad's a retired engineer ...

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