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The SECURE Act: What You Need to Know

This article is courtesy of the Oregon Community Foundation.  If you would like more information about this article, or the Oregon Community Foundation itself, please go to their site! As you have almost certainly heard by now, the SECURE (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement)...

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The Culture of Care

The signs of a good nursing home include treating the underlying medical problems, relieving pain, and doing everything possible for the residents to feel comfortable and at peace.  Psychoactive drugs should always be the last resort for treating the symptoms of dementia and there are many steps a...

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The Importance of a Good Night’s Sleep

A new study finds when young healthy men had a full, uninterrupted night of rest, their blood levels showed a reduced level of tau, the biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease. The level was higher when they lost just one night of sleep. Read more here at Alzheimer’s & Dementia Weekly

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Advance Directives and POLSTs

I am often asked the difference between an Advance Directive for Health Care (ADHC) and a Portable Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST).  While both address end-of-life decisions, they do so in different ways. An ADHC is a legal document in which a person states what health care measures they...

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Care Partner Support Series by Teepa Snow

If you are a care partner for someone living with dementia, Positive Approach® to Care is now offering the Care Partner Support Series – Five Sessions to Change, to educate and connect caregivers of a person living with dementia through a webinar format. Led by Positive Approach Certified Consultants...

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Why an Estate Plan?

As we begin the last year of the decade, I thought it might be a good time to review just why estate planning is so important. Estate planning is something most Americans avoid and often never get around to.  The excuses range from “Estate planning is too confusing” to “I don’t have anything to leave...

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