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Tips for Alzheimer's caregivers

Alzheimer's is a degenerative disease that impacts the brain in many ways, though it is most commonly associated with memory loss. People who suffer from it eventually have trouble living alone because they can become a risk to themselves -- forgetting to turn off the stove, for instance, or forgetting how to get home.

3 key statistics about long-term care

As you move toward retirement age and start getting your estate planning in order, you're likely thinking about the potential need for long-term care. Unfortunately, this isn't the type of care you receive with the hope of recovery; it generally means that the impact of aging has made it difficult for you to care of yourself indefinitely.

Do most people over the age of 65 require long-term care?

Long-term care can be costly and expensive. If a Texas resident doesn't plan his or her estate the right way, the costs associated with long-term care could quickly deplete the individual's savings, and leave nothing for his or her heirs. However, if you plan for long-term care the right way by setting up a trust or potentially buying long-term care insurance, you can preserve your assets and the legacy you plan to leave behind for your loved ones.

Are you ready for an assisted living center?

We may all look to our golden years as the best times of our lives. While this may be true for some people, the aging process may not be so kind. Essentially, we may have to look to assisted living center and nursing homes if living by ourselves is no longer an option.