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Eight out of every ten of us will have some form of dementia before we die. Here’s another stat that most of us likely don’t know. Two-thirds of the 5.8 million people in the U.S. who have Alzheimer's disease are women. By 2050, that number will zoom to nearly 14 million—and...

Meetings by Appointment Only COVID has affected us all on many levels. CDP has tried to stay nimble and adjust as circumstances have changed. Through it all, our biggest priority continues to be keeping everyone safe. As we officially reopen our business, we have learned that the safest way to serve our clients...

We’ve lived through some tough times. Many of us remember the way the Vietnam War, and Watergate tore our country apart. The 2008 recession eliminated many small businesses, and it took a few years for the rest of us to get back on our feet and begin to prosper. And...

Shelly and Doris were retired flight attendants who lived in Lafayette. They’d never met during their careers, but now that they were retired, they’d become great friends and loved to laugh and share stories over a glass of wine. When Shelly went into the hospital for routine surgery and died from...

Every family right now is frightened by the magnitude of the coronavirus. They may be thinking about whether or not they should create a Living Trust. For those families with children under 18, an important part of our Trust package is the Will, where you can name a Guardian to...

Hundreds of thousands of Americans’ lives have been ruined by opioids From 1999-2017, nearly 400,000 people died from an overdose involving an opioid. On average, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. There are other opioid users who are fighting agonizing, lonely and often losing battles with their addition. An...

We all thought the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was a done deal—that’s how naive we were. Proposed nearly a century ago, the ERA is periodically propelled forward. Some of us remember the National Organization for Women (NOW) passionately advocating for the ERA's passage in the 70s. But the clock ran...

In a New York Times story, former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s husband, suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, has a romance with another woman, and the former Justice is thrilled. She visits with the new couple while they hold hands on the porch swing. It’s a relief to see her husband of...