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what is a springing power of attorney?

Springing Financial Power of Attorney 

By Andre O. McDonald |

Estate planning is about more than preparing for the inevitable. A good estate plan should also consider the unexpected. Your plan may have detailed instructions for what happens when you are no longer around, but what if something goes wrong while you are alive? If you can no longer manage your affairs, you will… Read More »

Blood test for Alzheimer's disease: pros and cons

New Blood Test For Alzheimer’s May Detect the Disease Years Before Onset of Symptoms

By Andre O. McDonald |

Alzheimer’s disease is becoming more prevalent among aging Americans, and there are more aging Americans than ever before. Alzheimer’s disease has three typical biomarkers: plaques of beta-amyloid protein, tangles of tau protein, and loss of connections in the synapses that communicate information between brain cells. Now a simple blood test for Alzheimer’s may be able… Read More »

Dementia and it's impact on a marriage

Dementia and its Effect on a Marriage (UPDATED: August 2019)

By Andre O. McDonald |

(Columbia, MD) When someone you love, in particular – your spouse – becomes ill, you want to help them get well. But what happens when the illness is dementia? A marital relationship that could have spanned years or decades becomes subject to enormous change, and that change is not a slow linear progression of… Read More »

Understanding the Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease 101: What You Need to Know to Be Prepared

By Andre O. McDonald |

(Updated November 2021)  November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. In 1983, then-President Ronald Reagan made November the designated month for National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Then fewer than 2 million Americans were diagnosed with this devastating illness that then and now destroys the lives of the people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and the families who… Read More »

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