Would You Let a Robot Carer Into Your Home?

These days, it seems like we can innovate a technological solution to almost any need. From speeding up production to eliminating household chores, robots are becoming more and more commonplace. As technology advances, we have all by now heard the enthusiasm or the alarm from those who insist that our reality will only continue to… Read More »

Surprise Estate Donation for Michigan Library

The Rauchholz Memorial Library in Hemlock, Michigan is getting an overhaul. James and Mary Jean Foye have gifted 40% of their estate to the library after James passed earlier this year. Frequent visitors of the library, the Foye’s wishes were that their money would be used to build and maintain a brand new facility for the… Read More »

Dementia Friendly Communities

Last week, I wrote about the new WHO Dementia Plan, which aims to improve global diagnosis, treatment, and knowledge about dementia. Some dementia activism organizations worked with the WHO and UN to bring the issue to the forefront, but they also raised awareness about the way that people with dementia are treated in society. One way… Read More »

Owning a Dog May Be Good for Your Health

  A recently published scientific study has confirmed that adults over 65 who own dogs are significantly more physically active than their non-dog-owning peers. The study followed 43 people with dogs and 43 people without dogs for one year. The participants were asked to log their activity in a journal and to wear an activity… Read More »

WHO Adopts Global Plan for Dementia

Representatives from up to 192 countries met in May for the 70th World Health Assembly. Members of the World Health Organization (WHO) discussed plans regarding vaccines, medicines that do not meet quality standards, and a global drug crisis, among other health related issues. One of the major topics at the Assembly was the need for a public… Read More »

A Restaurant Where Grandma is Chef

Many people have fond memories of gathering for dinner at grandma’s, the house aromatic with the scent of a generations-old family recipe. Perhaps one day the recipe was passed down to you, and you carried on the tradition of sharing your culture with your own children, or perhaps you still long for that cozy feeling… Read More »

How a Wrist Watch is Helping to Conquer Parkinson’s Symptoms

Its name is Emma, and it’s no ordinary wristwatch. Microsoft developer Haiyan Zhang created the watch as part of a BBC documentary series called, The Big Life Fix. The series brought together innovators and inventors and presented them with “big life” challenges that make everyday activities more difficult for people with disabilities. The inventors tried… Read More »

This Dangerous Scam Lost One Man Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars

It all started with a phone call. The 87-year-old man picked up his ringing phone and heard what we’ve all wished to hear: someone announcing that he’d won millions of dollars in a sweepstakes. Fifty million dollars, to be exact. All he had to do, the voice on the phone instructed, was send $23,000 to cover… Read More »

Is Age Just A Number?

There is no old age. There is, as there always was, just you. ~ Carol Grace   In my estate planning and elder law practice, we talk about age all the time.  When do people start to worry about age?  How old is “old”?  Why do some people seem to be more comfortable with their… Read More »

Memorial Day 2017

The story goes that an unnamed World War II soldier wrote a prayer on the wall of his hospital room. Singer Edwin McCain took that prayer and put it to music.  A beautiful tribute to all our fallen service members this Memorial Day.  Click below to listen.