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How will an Apple Watch Help Study Dementia?

Biogen is launching a new virtual research study in collaboration with Apple, one that will look into how an Apple Watch and iPhone could help monitor a person’s cognitive decline, a potential symptom of dementia and neurological diseases.

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The Family Care Agreement

More than 53 million Americans are unpaid caregivers for family members. The majority are women—often, an adult daughter who lives closest to an aging parent starts out helping with daily activities. As the parent/care recipient requires more assistance, the daughter cuts back on work hours– risking her own financial security.

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11 Easy-to-Spot Dementia Signs

Many families have experienced the rollercoaster of emotions watching a loved one slowly start to subside to dementia or Alzheimer’s, but it’s important to realize that you and your loved ones are not alone.

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How Does a Trust Work for a Farm Family?

The trust is a very useful and flexible tool for estate planning, yet it is probably the most underused estate management technique. A trust is an artificial entity, something like a corporation, created by a document or instrument.

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5 Traits of a Good Caregiver

Many people transitioning into an elderly life start to require assistance in their everyday lives, especially if they suffer from a chronic or end-of-life medical condition. They need help for tasks, including bathing and eating.

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How to: Pass My Home to My Only Child

I am a single retired parent to an adult daughter, who is an only child. The home I currently reside for the last 26 years still has a mortgage and the deed is in my name only. I have a will that states everything is left to my daughter, and then to my grandson, if she proceeds me in death. Should my daughter be added to the deed?

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