Julianne Moore’s Oscar Sustains Awareness for Dementia Care

Alzheimer’s disease is an unlikely topic for Oscar buzz, but it nevertheless dominated red-carpet chatter this year, as Julianne Moore was an early favorite to win the Best Actress award for Still Alice. Alice is a devastatingly affecting film about a woman diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Moore was universally praised for her unshakeable performance… Read More »

Four Reasons People Put Off Estate Planning

“Have you thought about dying lately?” View image | gettyimages.com That’s the question The Huffington Post asks in a new article about delays in estate planning. Most people’s answer, they guess, is no. After all, it isn’t exactly a pleasant thought on which to meditate. But then someone passes away, and it reminds us how… Read More »

Rutgers Launches a Hotline to Help Dementia Caregivers in New Jersey

Life as a caregiver is tough — especially if you aren’t being paid for it. View image | gettyimages.com Studies show that the majority of America’s healthcare providers are gratuitous. That means they are uncompensated volunteers, usually family members, who assume the tremendous burden of elder care on their own. Caring for any senior is… Read More »

Revocable vs. Irrevocable Trusts

Often clients come into my office asking what is the difference between a revocable and irrevocable trust. It seems simple – one is changeable and one is not, right? Well, not so fast.  Let’s start with the easy one — Revocable Trust. A revocable trust is precisely what it says it is – a trust… Read More »

Paying for Alzheimer’s: Medicare, Medicaid, and Long-Term Care

Few diagnoses are more devastating than Alzheimer’s, both in terms of its health toll and its extraordinary financial imposition on families. Paying for long-term care isn’t easy, especially if you or your parents haven’t already been saving for years. Even well in advance, finding the extra money to set aside for a long-term care fund… Read More »