Lewy body dementia reached the public eye in 2014, after reports that Robin Williams died with diffuse Lewy body disease. However, despite the fact that Lewy body dementia is the second most common dementia, it remains frequently unrecognized.
In February, Social Security officials calculated that a woman who was sent monthly checks for decades was 114 years old. The problem? The lifelong New Yorker died more than 40 years ago—and may never have seen a penny of her retirement checks totaling nearly a half-million dollars.
It is also important to realize that it isn’t merely “why” you are updating your will, but “when” you are updating that can make all the difference. Acting too late (or too early) may mean your changes are no longer appropriate or even immediately invalidated.