Parent With Alzheimer's And No Money Saved For A Funeral? 2 Things You Can Do To Get What You Need

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If you have a parent with Alzheimer’s, you know this disease is terminal. Alzheimer’s is a very progressive disease even though it can take years for it to end. If your parent did not plan for their funeral and there is not enough money to cover everything, this can be very stressful for the entire family. Fortunately, there are things you can do to help, three of which are listed below.…

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Choosing Between Cremation And Burial

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Cremations have been on an upwards trend the past few years, and that is likely to continue. According to the National Funeral Directors Association’s (NFDA) 2017 Cremation and Burial Report, in 2015, 48.5 percent of people chose cremation compared to 45.4 percent who chose burial. The cremation rate rose to 50.2 percent in 2016 and 43.5 percent for burials, and the NFDA anticipates the cremation rate for 2018 to come in at 53.…

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Attending Your First Wake And Funeral: Tips For A More Comforting Experience

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Some parents do not take their children to wakes or funerals. If this was the case for you, then you might be about to attend your first wake and funeral as an adult. This can be an intimidating experience. You may be worried about how to show your grief without acting inappropriately, and you may be unsure of the etiquette rules surrounding such events. This does not, however, have to be an intimidating experience or one that causes you undue stress.…

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