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caregiver spirits

How Do I Keep Up My Spirits in the Pandemic?

We are now in a global pandemic in which many family caregivers will likely experience the same kind of shock, uncertainty and fear that I did. We worry that COVID-19 may sicken our loved ones or as caregivers that we may somehow bring the virus into our homes. We also fear that we might fall ill and leave our care recipients in need. It can be challenging to keep a caregiver’s spirits up.

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Smell dementia

Does Smell Loss Indicate Dementia?

Seniors who can identify smells like roses, turpentine, paint-thinner, and lemons, and have retained their senses of hearing, vision, and touch, may have half the risk of developing dementia as their peers with marked sensory decline.

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Beneficiary form

What Should I Know about Beneficiaries?

When you open a financial account, you’re often asked to name a beneficiary. Simply stated, a beneficiary is someone who is entitled to the benefits of the account on the death of the account holder. For example, if you’ve purchased life insurance, you name a beneficiary who receives the benefits of the policy when you pass away.

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funeral planning

Save Your Family Stress and Plan Your Funeral

The death care industry — yep, it’s got its own industry moniker — is an estimated $20 billion business.  Service Corporation International, a publicly traded company that operates 1,475 funeral homes and 483 cemeteries in 44 states, pulled in more than $3.2 billion in revenue in the past 12 months.

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Good Caregiver

5 Tips To Be A Good Caregiver

Not everyone can afford to hire an in-home nurse or professional caregiver. Today, there are around 45.3 million unpaid, non-professional caregivers in the United States taking care of a loved one.

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Coronavirus scams

Coronavirus Scams are Spreading Like the Virus

While residents in Cecil County and throughout the state are taking precautions to safeguard themselves against COVID-19, some people are stealing or attempting to steal money through coronavirus-based scams, according to the Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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