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Bill Harris visits his wife, Nora, at the Fern Gardens memory care center in Medford, Ore. Nora Harris was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2009. Now 64, she can no longer communicate or recognize family and friends. She signed an advance directive stipulating no care to prolong her life, but her husband says state law is forcing her to be spoon-fed against her stated wishes. (Jim Craven for KHN)

Despite Advance Directive, Dementia Patient Denied Last Wish, Says Spouse

Bill Harris is blunt: For more than a year, he has been trying to help his wife die.

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Woman with laptop and paperwork

How to Successfully Prepare For Your Digital Afterlife

Digital assets can include emails, photos, videos, documents and online accounts such as bank accounts, investment portfolios, social media accounts among others.

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UnitedHealth Group Inc. signage stands in front of company headquarters in Minnetonka, Minnesota, U.S., on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s OptumRx unit struck an agreement to ease customers' access to drugs through Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.'s drugstores, a move to help the business compete with rival pharmacy benefit managers. Photographer: Mike Bradley/Bloomberg via Getty Images

UnitedHealth Doctored Medicare Records, Overbilled U.S., Feds Claim

The Justice Department on Tuesday accused giant insurer UnitedHealth Group of overcharging the federal government by more than $1 billion through its Medicare Advantage plans.

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Mature couple fighting back to back divorce

Learn how to keep some green in gray divorce

Divorce can be painful, emotionally and financially, for anyone. But when the split happens later in life, the less time you have to recover from the economic hit.

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Do you need an elder law attorney?

Like many labels, the term “elder law” is often times used without a proper grasp of its meaning.

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Retirement investment advice rule moves to courts

Until this week, Congress had taken the lead in resisting the new rule, with Republicans saying it will cut lower- and middle-income investors off from receiving affordable retirement advice.

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