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Can New Blood Test Predict Alzheimer’s Disease?

 February 3, 2023
Researchers from the University of Washington developed a laboratory test that can measure toxic amyloid proteins – known as amyloid beta oligomers – in blood samples and potentially detect Alzheimer’s disease years before symptoms develop.
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Is Handwritten Instruction in Bible Valid to Update a Will?

 February 2, 2023
A state appeals court has ruled that a handwritten instruction in a Bible that included only the first name of the writer was a valid codicil that changed a will.
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What’s the Fight About for Leonard Cohen’s Estate?

 February 1, 2023
Leonard Cohen had been burned before. So, in the years before his death in 2016, the “Hallelujah” singer and poet worked to secure most of his multi-million dollar estate for the benefit of his heirs — who are now fighting for total control of the Canadian musician’s assets, The Post has learned.
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What Happens When There Is No Will?

 January 31, 2023
Creating a will should be the first step in a comprehensive estate planning process, since it allows you to make sure that your wishes are properly carried out after your death.
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What Should Not Be Kept in a Safe Deposit Box?

 January 30, 2023
Locking away certain valuables and important documents in a bank vault could turn into a headache for you or your heirs.
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Some Dementia Warning Signs May Appear Years in Advance

 January 27, 2023
As we grow older, many of us fear the possibility that we could be diagnosed with dementia. Few things are more frightening than the thought of losing our independence to this progressive disease.  Researchers at the University of Cambridge now say signs of dementia may appear up to nine years in advance of when the illness is typically diagnosed.
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What are Big Mistakes When Writing Financial Power of Attorney?

 January 26, 2023
Estate experts agree that a financial power of attorney is one of the most important documents to include in your estate planning. It allows you (the “principal”) to name a person you trust (your “agent”) to make decisions about your property and finances if you cannot.
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Can I Protect My Family after Death?

 January 25, 2023
The future is uncertain. However, you can ensure that your family and loved ones are taken care of with estate planning. Estate planning is a critical component of financial planning for the future.
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What Happens When Property Is Owned Jointly and an Owner Dies?

 January 24, 2023
Various types of property, such as bank accounts and real estate, can be owned jointly with another person(s).
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Some Expenses are Paid by Estate and Some by Beneficiary

 January 23, 2023
If you’re set to inherit, you may be wondering what estate expenses are paid by the beneficiary. The answer can depend on what assets are passed on to you when a family member or loved one passes away.
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