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Although there are many still unanswered questions and there has been no written policy since changes were initially announced last August, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) on February 7, 2019 attempted to clarify its new policy regarding treatment of retirement accounts (traditional...

The result of a clinical study entitled “Sprint Mind” seems to demonstrate that intensive treatment to reduce blood pressure (to a consistent systolic pressure of 120 or below) will significantly reduce mild cognitive impairment. Researchers reported a nineteen percent (19%) lower rate of new cases of...

Although certain assets such as a home, car, mineral rights (subject to limitations) and businesses essential for self-support are “non-countable” when applying for long-term care Medicaid, there are numerous exceptions to avoid a successful claim by the State to be paid back for benefits (such...

On December 31, 2018, the President signed a bill (the “BOLD” Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act”) to amend existing law to increase funding by $100 million (see below) for the establishment or support of regional centers to address Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementia by: Advancing awareness of...