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Respecting Presence

Naomi Feil developed effective methods for communicating with people who have “Alzheimer’s-Type Dementia.” She identified four stages. The third and fourth stages require certain approaches which can create meaningful interactions with confused persons.   Persons in the third stage engage in repetitive motion. They may pace or wander

Q&A: IRAs and Taxes

IRAs, 401(k)s, and 403(b)s are all excellent tools for preparing for or enjoying a financially worry-free retirement.  However, there are some income tax issues with these arrangements that may affect you or your family in the future.  If you want to make the most of your retirement savings, The Baptist Home Planned Giving program can

Communication with the Confused

Alzheimer’s disease is a catch all term today much like the older term “dementia.”  Some prefer to call it the “old-timer’s disease.” However, Alzheimer’s is a very specific disorder that cannot be accurately diagnosed until an autopsy is performed.  It is characterized by the presence of excessive neuritic plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in brain tissue.