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  • This is the second of four articles discussing lessons Bill McIntyre learned while assisting his father, who was diagnosed with dementia in October 2016. These are lessons that no one prepared him for. Lesson 2: The differences between a Power of Attorney, Guardianship, and Conservatorship. At the end of last month’s article, my father’s power of attorney was activated, which allowed my brother Mike to act on my father’s behalf. My brother began the difficult process of working with my
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  • Cars, cars and—you guessed it—more cars! Parked at the DeVos Place, running February 1 – 4, 2018, the Michigan International Auto Show has been the most highly attended annual event in Grand Rapids since it was first held in 1999. Here are five reasons you won’t want to miss the 20th annual show: 1. You’ll discover what drives you. With hundreds of cars on display, Michigan international Auto Show is the perfect place to find your next new car. Auto
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  • Did you know 7 to 10 million people around the world have Parkinson’s disease? A progressive neurodegenerative disorder, Parkinson’s is known for its hallmark symptoms—tremor, slowed movement, rigidity and stilted gait—yet also marked by many others, such as cognitive decline and loss of sense of smell. Currently, there are no definite methods to diagnose Parkinson’s and there are limited treatment options. Scientists at Van Andel Institute (VAI) are working hard to change this reality. Through cutting-edge research and international partnerships,
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  • Nearly every family sitcom has an episode about it. There are pages and pages of websites you can scroll through about how to do it right. Every parent has to—or should—do it at some point. It’s the sex talk. Some dread it, some avoid it, some have already been giving it for years. Everyone is different, as is every kid. There’s no perfect way to talk to your kids about sex, just as there’s no perfect way to parent. However,
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