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Category Archives: Incapacity Planning

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 |

According to the Alzheimer Association, Alzheimer’s Disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s; by 2050 this number could be as high as 16 million. In the United States, every 66… Read More »

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