March 2018

Do You Know the Facts about Alzheimer's Disease?

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease. This video by the Alzheimer's Association offers more facts and figures about this chronic disease.

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Concerned about a Loved One's Safety Behind the Wheel?

As you and those you love get older, changes in health—including vision, hearing, and reflexes—may affect driving skills. If you are worried about a family member or friend putting themselves or others at risk on the road, this infographic from the National Institute on Aging will offer some useful tips.

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The 18-Point Checklist: Vital Information for Your Family

We've all heard stories about people (usually women) whose spouses died unexpectedly, leaving them in the dark about passwords, bank accounts, assets, and more. If you want to make sure your spouse or loved ones won't have to scramble in the event of your untimely incapacitation or demise, this checklist from the Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law Educational Series, will help you prepare. If you're over 40, this is a must-read.

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Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?

The transfer of non-titled property such as photographs and other family heirlooms often creates more challenges among family members than the transfer of titled property. This article, reprinted with permission of University of Minnesota Extension, explains how to deal with some of the issues that may arise.

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What Is a Life Estate?

What is a Life Estate? This article from the Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law Educational Series explains the basics.

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About Your Will: How Assets Pass at Death

How does a will work? Does having a will keep an estate out of probate? This article from the Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law Educational Series explains the basics. 

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FAQ: Social Security Representative Payees

Certified Elder Law Attorney Barbara Boone McGinnis answers frequently-asked questions about representative payees for social security.

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Phone Scam Alert

Be on the lookout! The Tennessee Department of Health has been notified by several people in Tennessee and other states of a potential scam in which people are contacted via telephone by a caller asking for health insurance information. The calls appear to come from the Tennessee Department of Health central office. 

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The Long-Term Care Maze: Getting Care While Getting Older

If you or someone you love currently needs long-term care or will soon need it, this article from the Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law Educational Series is a must-read. 

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10 Facts about Palliative Care

How well do you understand palliative care and the role it can play when a loved one has a life-threatening illness? 

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