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Andy Murray Facts and Trivia

What we all know about Andy Murray is that he is a professional tennis player. He is taciturn in nature and if he ever does decide to talk, it is with a Scottish drawl in his accent. He is not a man who wears his emotions on his sleeve (Brits by nature are non-expressive people) but then again he did shed some tears after a match at Wimbledon.
His triangular rivalry with Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic is legendary. What we do not know for sure is if any one of the above would eventually beat Rafael and Nadal and take his number one tennis position in the world and also the snippets of information given below about the ace shuttler.
€ This stellar athlete has a congenital condition known as bipartite patella, in which the kneecap does not fuse together but remains on separate bones. Due to this condition he has had a number of knee problems throughout his career.
€ His favorite musician in 50 Cent. Shocking? I'd think so.
€ He is highly superstitious like most of his peers. One of his idiosyncrasies involve not touching a trophy that he has not won as he believes that this will bring his nothing but bad luck.
€ As a child, he was caught up in the traumatizing Dunblane massacre of 1996 when a gunman named Thomas Hamilton shot and killed sixteen children and a teacher. He was acquainted with Hamilton on those days.
€ He is quite the Karaoke singer. He once wore an Afro wig and sang the famous Jackson Five hit single I want you back on Television during the 2010 French Open.
€ His dog Maggie May, named after the Rod Stewart hit song, and has a twitter account with more than six thousand eight hundred followers.
€ Once Andy Murray accidentally locked himself in the bathroom of the hotel he was staying which nearly made him miss the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award.
€ His manager is the famous Simon Fullere who has been manager to certain celebrities including the band Spice Girls.
€ He once bough a Ferrari but sold it off later on as he thought it was too ostentatious and didn't fit his style
€ He can eat up to forty five pieces of raw fish otherwise known as €Sushi' in one go. Apparently it is some kind of nutrition programme.
€ The book 'Hitting back' is a biography on Andy Murray profile.
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Trivia Facts Regarding places in the USA

California consumes more bottled water than any other product.

» California has issued 6 drivers licenses to people named "Jesus Christ."

» The world's shortest river is the "D" river in Oregon. It's only 120 feet (37 m). It connects Devil's lake to the nearby Pacific Ocean.

» In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital suspended workers for betting on when patients would die.

» Nevada is the driest state in the U.S.. Each year it averages 7.5 inches (19 cm) of rain.

» In December 1997, the state of Nevada became the first state to pass legislation categorizing Y2K data disasters as "acts of God" protecting the state from lawsuits that may potentially be brought against it by residents in the year 2000.

» In Utah, it is illegal to swear in front of a dead person.

» Salt Lake City, Utah has a law against carrying an unwrapped ukulele on the street.

» Arizona was the last of the 48 adjoining continental states to enter the Union.

» It is illegal to hunt camels in the state of Arizona.

» The meteorite that hit/made The Barringer crater in Arizona weighed more than 50,000 tons.

» The amount of concrete used in the building of the Hoover Dam is equal to that of paving a 4-foot (1.2 m) wide footpath around the equator.

» Wyoming was the first state to give women the right to vote in 1869.

» Denver, Colorado lays claim to the invention of the cheeseburger.

» Denver, Colorado consumes less prune juice per capita than any other city in the United States.

» The first license plate on a car in the United States was issued in Denver, Colorado in 1908.

» In Fruita, Colorado the town folk celebrate "Mike the Headless Chicken Day." Seems that a farmer named L.A. Olsen cut off Mike's head on September 10, 1945 in anticipation of a chicken dinner - and Mike lived for another 4 years without a head. Mike died from choking on a corn kernel.

» The state of Maryland has no natural Lakes.

» Illinois has the highest number of personalized license plates than any other state.

» Austin, Texas has the highest percentage of college graduates, 31 percent. Newark, New Jersey has the lowest, 6 percent.

» Residents of Houston, Texas lead the U.S. in eating out - approximately 4.6 times per week.

» The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one-mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.

» Laredo, Texas is the U.S.'s farthest inland port.

» There is a town in Texas called "Ding Dong."

» Rugby, North Dakota is the geographical center of North America.

» Butte County, South Dakota is the geographical center of the U.S.

» "Home on the Range" is the state song for Kansas.

» It is illegal to get fish drunk in Oklahoma.

» The world's largest McDonalds is located on I-44 at Vinita, Oklahoma. It goes from one side of the interstate to the other, passing over the interstate.

» Louisiana's capital building is the tallest one of any U.S. state.

» Louisiana is the only state not to have counties. They are called Parishes.

» Mississippi is the poorest state.

» Hawaii is the only coffee producing state.

» New Jersey has a spoon museum.

» One in seven workers in Boston, Massachusetts walks to work.

» The Boston University Bridge on Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts, is one of the few places in the world where a boat can sail under a train driving under a car driving under an airplane.

» The "Dull Men's Hall of Fame" is located in Carroll, Wisconsin.

» Gary, Indiana is the murder capital of the U.S. - probably the world.

» Alabama was the first state to recognize Christmas as an official holiday.

» The largest NFL stadium is the Pontiac Silverdome in Detroit, Michigan.

» Michigan was the first state to have roadside picnic tables.

» No matter where you stand in Michigan, you are never more than 85 miles from a Great Lake.

» Marshall almost became the state capital of Michigan but lost by one vote in 1848.

» In 1997, Michigan became the 16th state to allow the blind to hunt.

» The official beverage of Ohio is tomato juice.
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Where Does Richard Gere Live? And Other Trivia

So, where does Richard Gere live right now? He lives somewhere in Pound Ridge estate, located in New York, along with his wife and fellow actress Carey Lowell and also their son Homer James Jigme Gere, whom was born on February 6th in the year 2000. Richard Gere was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the year 1949, 31th of August.

Now that you know or have an idea on where does richard gere live, here are some trivia about Richard Gere that might interest you and help you in dealing with movie quizzes and related matters. Richard Gere is a well known name for any movie buff around, and even familiar for those who aren't. His full name is Richard Tiffany Gere, the Tiffany part is quite girly sounding if you ask me. Also, at one point in time he happens to be the highest paid actor in the good old glory days of Hollywood where most movies arenft tampered or recycled crap.

His first professional acting job happens to be in the well known Tom Stoppard play, which is Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead, where he performed in Cape Cod at Provincetown Playhouse. Most people remember Gere for these notable roles through in the movies, but aside from those he actually took part in certain important theatrical works during the course of the career of his. He worked along the original London production of Grease, and also the Broadway production Bent, though the later would occur the same year when his career in films really started. Despite that he was already working in films in the 1970?fs, it was not until in the 80?fs that he propelled to the level of stardom with the movie American Gigolo, immediately followed by the Officer and a Gentleman in the year 1982.

As any Richard Gere quiz would be incomplete without even mentioning his two well known flims that came just after an officer and a gentleman such as Pretty Woman, one of the most memorable and perhaps one of the most successful love comedy movie that has been made, which has defined this genre ever since it was showed. The other film is Chicago; it was based on a musical of the same name where Richard Gere had won a Golden Globe award because of this acting performance.

Aside from being an actor, Richard Gere also had become a prominent figure in the sense that he is also really active for AIDS awareness, and epidemic that is known worldwide, He plays a role in administering of, if not active support for several anti-AIDS and AIDS awareness organizations such as Survival International, Healing the Divide, and also the AIDS care home.

Now you know about miscellaneous information and trivia such as where does Richard Gere live that could help you beat those movie trivia quizzes.
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10 Interesting Trivia Facts About Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada

* Monty Hall, the television celebrity, who began and hosted the well known game show "Let's Make a Deal" from 1963 to 1977, came from chilly Winnipeg.

* The 2005 Academy Award winning film "Capote", starring Philip Seymore Hoffman was filmed on location in Winnipeg. Winnipeg is a seemingly unlikely center for movies, but many have been, and are in the process of filming in the Northern city in the center of Canada.

* The Manitoba Legislative Building, seat to the Manitoba government, is topped by a 17 foot golden statue known as "The Golden Boy". He has been standing suspended on top of the legislative dome since 1920. The choice of a fully nude statue in a city known for its long cold winters, seems a somewhat humorous choice to crown the governmental seat.

* Neil Young of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young rock group fame, reportedly lived in Winnipeg, although he was born in Toronto, in Ontario. The story goes that Neil Young was thrown out of Kelvin High School on Kingsway Ave, in the south school district of Winnipeg, for playing his guitar in the school halls.

* Winnie the Pooh was named after the city of Winnipeg, by a Canadian Lieutenant in the Fort Garry Horse Militia who purchased Winnipeg Bear, shortened to Winnie the Pooh, from a hunter in 1914.

* Winnipeg is the Slurpee capital of the world. The citizens of the city frozen 6 months of the year, consume an estimated 400,000 Slurpees per month in Winnipeg. This includes the frigid winter months. The author and family have contributed to this statistic many times, even in the winter.

* Crash Test Dummies, the band that came into the public eye in the late 1980's originated in, you guessed it, Winnipeg.

* Canada is supposedly the car theft capital of North America. Winnipeg is known as the car theft capital of Canada. When the authors car was stolen in Winnipeg, she and hubby were told by the police in Winnipeg, that they have to chase down approximately 1,000 cars per month in Winnipeg from car thieves. Many are stolen for joy rides. Luckily the recovery rate is over 90% for stolen cars. $2,000 dollars worth of damage, tow, storage, repair fees and a couple weeks of anxiety later, she found out they do indeed get cars back.

* Terry Fox the runner and national hero, a true symbol of courage and dignity in the face of adversity, was born in Winnipeg. Terry Fox began a log run across part of Canada after losing part of a leg to cancer. He ran with a prosthetic limb. He was featured on a special edition of the Canadian dollar coin, which is know as the Loonie.

* The city of Winnipeg, located in the province of Manitoba has close to 700,000 residents. Their drinking water supply comes primarily from Ontario, their provincial neighbour to the east. The lake is mostlyin Ontario, with a small part in Manitoba. The water has to be sent from Shoal Lake, via pipes across 155 kilometres, about 96 miles, to get to the city of Winnipeg.

There is more to Winnipeg than you know, and many people have never even heard of the main city of the province of Manitoba, in Canada.
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Baseball Rules - Interesting Trivia

The game came into existence hundred and seventy years ago and since then has undergone several changes. There have been loads of progressions in the rulebook of the amusement over these years. A few rules have stood the test of time and occupy an important place in the rulebook while most others have been lost in the history book.

Amazing facts and trivia about baseball rules

If you break your wrist while batting€¦don't worry according to the rulebook, the umpire has the right to decide whether the action will be considered as a strike. There is no rule as such! The same applies to a situation when someone breaks the bat plate.

No special rule when the ball hits the €plate'. According to the rulebook and accepted convention there is nothing special about such a hit.
Interfering and in the batsman box? You are not safe!

The commonly believed myth that if a batsman interferes or creteas trouble in the batsman enclosure, he cannot be asked to leave the field; in fact if the umpire thinks it justified, he can call the batter out and ask him to leave the field!

Other Interesting Facts about the constantly changing Baseball rulebook

1861-1870

Bat size was changed in 1863. Pitchers were not permitted to lift their feet while pitching. Both the feet required to be on the ground. The pitcher was not permitted to take step. Bases were not permitted of foul balls. Base runners were now required to touch every base and complete the circuit. Henry Chadwick's scoring system and batting averages were included. Pitcher box became 6 feet square and a pitcher was permitted to move in the given space. In 1867 players were given the right to call high and low pitch balls.

1871-1880

From 1879 a staff of umpires started officiating in matches. Assuming that a batted ball hit the base runner, the base runner was announced out.

1881-1890

Restrictions on pitcher removed. Reserve players were permitted. Coaches were recognized by baseball associations officially. Batters were permitted to utilize bat with one part of it flat. Calling of high and low pitch balls by players was nullified in 1887.

1891-1900

Pitching length expanded to 60 feet 6 inches from 50 feet. Pitching box replaced with rubber base of 12 by 4 inches.

1931-1940

No fielder was permitted to remain in the line of the player's vision to stay away from any sort of diversion for the batsman (1931). Changes made in the principles concerning hitters reaching balls.

1951-1960

No gear is permitted in the field if a player is not utilizing it. Least limit set at 325-400-325 feet for all new grounds. No players were permitted to even wear gloves while fielding. This aided in reducing distracting components from the field for the batsman.

1971-1980

Players wear defensive caps. Regulation of glove size and color was carried out in 1973. Save principle altered. Balls utilized within a baseball match were secured with horse skin. With the deficiency in the supply of this type of skin balls started coming in cowhide type.

Post 2000

There was no noteworthy addition into the rulebook after 1980. As the time advanced not many progressions were made. Expanded replay system to be actualized from the 2014 or 2015 season. The voting on the issue will be carried out on Thursday.
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Diamond Trivia You Need to Know

Other than diamonds being an expensive gemstone, what other things do you know about this gem that has continually fascinated people past and present due to its unique properties? Read on to find out:

The word "diamond" came from the Greek word "adamas" which means "unbreakable".

Diamonds originate miles underground, where they are formed by intense heat and pressure. Volcanic activity can carry them close enough to the surface to be mined.

Diamonds are made of pure carbon, the same substance that composes coal.

Diamonds are older than dinosaurs. The diamonds that we mine today are mostly one billion years old.

3000 years ago, Hindus believed that wearing diamonds could ward off evil and misfortune, and attract luck in warfare.

Ancient Greeks believed that diamonds were star splinters that fell down from the heavens.

Diamonds were once thought to be poisonous. No doubt this was a rumour spread by wealthy people in the past to discourage their servants and thieves from stealing their diamonds by swallowing them and retrieving them through natural means days later. Others believed that diamond dust is lethal venom, not that diamond was poisonous by nature, but on how they believed it worked once ingested. They believed that ground diamonds would act like microscopic knives once it gets in the gut, and while the stomach's busy churning the food it also would churn up the diamond dust and cause it to injure the organs from the inside until the victim dies days later due to internal bleeding. However, its truthfulness is yet to be confirmed.

Diamonds, while they are indeed the hardest naturally-occurring substance on Earth, aren't durable and can be smashed with a hammer. "Hardness" is defined as the capability of a substance to resist scratching, not its durability to strikes.

Diamonds burn in air at 1,405 degrees Fahrenheit.

Contrary to popular belief, diamonds can be found in other colours besides colourless. Diamonds can be yellow, brown, blue, purple, or even pink depending on what other substances are mixed with the diamond. For example, blue diamonds have traces of boron.

Only a diamond can cut another diamond.

It takes 250 tons of earth to mine just a single one carat diamond. Of all diamonds mined, only 20% end up as jewellery. The other 80% may end for other purposes or just discarded. Diamonds are used in industry working with drilling and cutting tools. Beauty products feature diamond dust as a great exfoliant.

Newly-mined diamonds are usually dull and lacklustre. Diamonds begin to exhibit the sparkling gem image we think of only after they're cut.

The largest diamond mined weighs a whopping 3,106 carats. It was named the Cullinan and is right now at home in the Tower of London at London, England along with the rest of the Crown Jewels.
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Fun Facts and Trivia about Vietnam

Planning a Cambodia tour? Here are some things you might not have known about the nation - and will enhance your visit.
Cambodia has seen name changes with the instalment of new governments. It has been known as the Khmer Republic, Democratic Kampuchea, the people's republic of Kampuchea, and is currently called the Kingdom of Cambodia. The nation is currently a constitutional monarchy - the king is Norodom Sihamoni.

During the four year rule under the Khmer Rouge, twenty percent of the population of Cambodia was murdered - those killed were predominantly monks, priests, and educated citizens. Pol Pot, the leader of the Khmer Rouge, sought to kill all educated or intellectual persons in the entire country in order to silence any dissenting voices within the population.

Currently, fifty percent of the population in Cambodia is under the age of fifteen.

Cambodia's largest source of income is the textile industry, followed by tourism.

It is taboo in this country to ever touch the head of another.

When sitting, it is customary to tuck the feet in, as pointing one's feet or soles at another (even an inanimate object) is considered to be disrespectful.

It is common in this country to have extended family groups living together under one roof - parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles.

Cambodia's national animal is the kouprey, a wild forest cow with long and curved horns. It is one of the world's rarest mammals.

A popular national festival is Bonn Om Teuk, or the Water Festival. It is celebrated each November when the wet monsoon season ends and the Mekong River begins to recede. Rowing races are a fun part of the festival.

The ancient city of Angkor Thom sustained a population of one hundred and fifty thousand people.

Cambodian cuisine is eclectic. Spiders are a local delicacy; fish is cooked using fruit; fermented fish is a staple in the diet; kaffir lime and fresh spices are used abundantly; and Cambodian cuisine is a melding of Thai, French, and Vietnamese influences.

The official language of Cambodia is Khmer; other languages spoke are Vietnamese, French, and English.

The Cambodian population are ninety percent ethnic Khmer or Theravada Buddhist. Five percent are Vietnamese, one percent is Chinese, and the remainder are comprised of many other nationalities.

The river Tonle Sap is the only river in the world to reverse its direction of flow annually.

Cambodia is a remarkable nation of rich history, filled with ancient sites of majestic empires and modern sites of extreme bloodshed and tragedy, interspersed in a picturesque and unique country. A guided Cambodia tour is a wonderful and safe way to experience this place for yourself, and can be a great stepping stone to other surrounding countries within the region.
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5 Amazing Facts About Cells

The foundation of human life depends on a single cell. It is a fundamental building block and symbol of life. Cells are of two main types: unicellular and multicellular. Their proper functioning is vital for our daily existence. Cells also form the core basics of biology studies. Many students love biology as it is easy to score and boost the final percentage. But many have the misconception that it is boring. In order to alleviate such myths, read on to find five amazing facts about cells.

Five amazing facts about cells:

1. Magnification

While you may know that the cells are very tiny to be seen with the naked eye, did you know the extent of their tininess? The size of a single cell can range from 1 to 100 micrometers. The assistance of a microscope is taken to view cells in their full glory. The detailed images of a cell can be taken with scanning electron microscope and transmission electron microscope, the two most common microscopes used in research libraries.

2. Eukaryotic and prokaryotic

They are not the names of exotic flora and fauna, but these names stand for the two main types of cells. The difference between these two varieties of cells is that eukaryotic cells have nucleus, which powers them up with energy. Details about these two cells are available in board study materials such as ICSE biology notes. You can supplement the knowledge gained by purchasing ICSE Biology CD online, from the convenience of your home.

3. Prokaryotic was the earliest form of life

Did you know that life on earth began with a single prokaryotic cell? Research conducted globally has proven that prokaryotic life form was the earliest and the primitive form of life. They have the ability of enduring extreme conditions that are fatal for other life forms on the planet. You can find more facts like these from board study notes like CBSE Biology materials Online.

4. Cells host genetic material

Are you aware of DNA? Deoxyribonucleic acid or DNA, is the data through which cell process their functions. Human cells contain a total of 23 pairs of chromosomes, which combine together to determine the human gender. All this would not have been possible without the existence of cells.

5. Suicide tendency

Cells do not pass out themselves. In case they are damaged or infected with dangerous bacteria, they self destruct. This process is called apoptosis. While it sounds creepy, this is a vital process as apoptosis ensures proper body development and maintenance.
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Facts About 2014 Hyundai Sonata

Last model of Hyundai Sonata was presented back in 2010 as 2011 model, so now we are more than eager to see what has been prepared for new 2014 Sonata. The fact that we waited 3 years for Sonata's redesign, surprised us all. First because Hyundai is known for its frequent model updates. They improves each model, and they do it the most and the fastest in industry, so the fact that South Korean multinational automaker kept us waiting for Sonata's upgrade so long is, say the least, unusual. Second fact is that the Sonata was one of their most successful models with its accounting for 35% of all the company's sales in 2011. Having these facts in mind, some predictions are that 2014 Hyundai Sonata won't receive some drastic changes, although information we have are slightly different.

According to our sources it was announced that new Sonata 2014 will be re-styled and will receive many upgrades and changes. If we take into consideration that car industry is moving forward so fast, and that every day we hear about some novelty in that department, three years is rather long period without upgrades, so 2014 Hyundai Sonata will have to catch up with Hyundai's latest models.

2014 Hyundai Sonata Engine and Fuel Economy

Engine options will most likely remain the same with, perhaps, mild refreshments. 2014 Sonata gets its power from 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 198 horsepower and 184 lb-ft. of torque, and will have transmission options of either manual or automatic 6-speed gearbox. 2014 Sonata midsize sedan stands tall among its competition in both engine options and fuel economy. With 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine under the hood Sonata is rated to get 35 mpg on the highway and 23 mpg in the city. Another motor option is 2.0-litre GDi direct injection turbo petrol that generates 274 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. This engine is mated exclusively to a six-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC manual shifting control and fuel consumption rated at 22 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.

Features and Upgrades of new Sonata 2014

Changes in exterior won't be extreme, so 2014 Hyundai Sonata will still be recognizable as Sonata, but it will follow Hyundai's latest style trend that leans toward more aggressive look. Slightly outdated Sonata's look will be modernized and it will get some new features. For 2014 model year Hyundai Sonata will receive new front grill, re-styled front and rear headlamps, Tube LED taillights and LED accented fog lights, side mirror treatment, and wheel options update. Sonata already received so many awards for its design, so Korean automaker didn't want to take any chances by doing a complete re-style, but decided that 2014 Sonata keeps its body style with few upgrades that will make it up to date.

2014 Hyundai Sonata interior changes that will immediately catch your eye are revised center stack design, buttons, and larger navigation screen together with the new AVN (Audio Visual Navigation ) system. New technology features and great new materials gave the interior even more luxurious look. It is expected that 2014 Hyundai Sonata sees light of day late this year.

Projected Release Date and Price of the 2014 Hyundai Sonata

The 2014 Hyundai Sonata release date is scheduled for the end of 2013. Price depends on the model and trim level, and will be in the range of $ 20.895 to 27.595.
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Dementia and Money Management: 10 Things You Need to Know

Dementia affects the memory and the ability to work things out. Coping with money is often an early difficulty. Later on, as the illness progresses, money and legal matters can become harder to manage.

At first, the changes are slight. The person becomes forgetful and likely to repeat things. She may behave in unusual ways. She may be inwardly worried that she is losing control. Some people may become withdrawn and depressed, or agitated. Some may lose interest in life and find it hard to make day-to-day plans, and some may have problems handling money. These early changes may be noticed only by close family and friends.

As the illness goes on, the changes are greater. Memory problems get worse. The person may begin to:

* forget names of family or friends
* repeat questions over and over again
* not eat properly
* neglect personal care
* find it hard to grasp what is said
* be hard to understand at times, losing track of what she is saying
* become angry or upset quickly
* see or hear things that are not there
* have difficulty managing housework, food preparation, activities, interests or work
* need help with everyday tasks such as bathing and dressing
* need help with handling money.

In the later stages of dementia they may be very confused. Often they may not recognize even close family members. They will need a great deal of help, for example with eating, washing, bathing and using the toilet. Her speech may make little sense and she may not understand other people. Their personality may have changed greatly, but they may remain physically well for a long time.

1. People with dementia often say that the ability to manage money is one of the first skills to go.

2. Making plans for your financial and personal welfare as soon as possible after your diagnosis is very important. Later on in your illness you may no longer be able to make certain arrangements.

3. You can use powers of attorney to appoint someone you trust to look after your financial affairs and/or your personal welfare.

4. If you want, you can have different people look after your financial affairs and your personal welfare. Many people prefer to use an attorney to draw up a power of attorney but you can 'do it yourself'. In the State of Texas the Department of State Health Services (DADS) has a Legal Planning web site (http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/alzheimers/legal.shtm) geared towards Alzheimer's disease and dementia patients.

5. Having a power of attorney in place doesn't mean you can no longer make any decisions for yourself.

6. You can also set out your wishes about your future care and medical treatment with a health care directive.

7. If you haven't made a will or it has been some time since you reviewed an existing will, it is a good idea to do it while you are able - no-one else can do that for you.

8. Many people worry about being forced to sell their house and other assets if they need care and run out of money. It can be possible to protect some assets for family but advanced planning is very important. An attorney can help you do this planning but you need to seek advice very early in the process. There is a five year look back period for financial transactions so you need to seek advice well before you may need services.

9. Before you consider giving away your house or other property you need to get professional advice as you may not be protecting anything as Medicaid has a 60 month look back period where your finances are analyzed and if assets have been disposed of it can be disqualifying. Again, see the advice of an attorney early in the process.

10. You can simplify your financial arrangements by paying bills by direct debit or standing order and getting benefits and pensions deposited directly into your bank account.

In the best of circumstances, loved ones can gently intervene before small financial mistakes escalate into a much bigger problems. But family members and other individuals who take on the role of financial guardians need to thoughtfully consider their approach.

If you want to stay in your home there are many services that can help.
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