Category Archives: Alzheimer’s & Dementia

Support and Information for families dealing with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Four Pillars Law Firm protects assets and provides guidance for those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

Elder Law Attorneys Observe May as National Elder Law Month

The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) has designated May the National Elder Law Month. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., NAELA was formed in 1987 in response to the growing legal needs of older adults, people with special needs, and … Continue reading

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Kimberly Williams-Paisley Battles Mom’s Dementia

Celebrities may seem to lead fabulous lives, but even their families and loved ones are not immune from the devastating effects of dementia.  In a new Redbook magazine article, Brad Paisley’s wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, opens up about the slow and … Continue reading

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Identifying & Locating Important Documents Part I of II

This is the first of a two-part blog on the importance of identifying, locating, and informing your loved ones about where to find your important documents if they are ever needed in a pinch. If you’re like most people, you … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s: Finding Help and Planning Ahead

The statistics on Alzheimer’s disease are staggering. According to the Alzheimer’s Association: –          More than 5 million Americans currently live with Alzheimer’s –          33% of seniors die with Alzheimer’s or some form of dementia –          65% of all nursing home … Continue reading

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“Fiscal Cliff” Deal Pushes Long-Term Care Program Over the Edge

The final budget deal Congress passed to avert the “fiscal cliff” repeals a long-term care insurance program that would have helped keep the elderly and disabled out of nursing homes and off the Medicaid rolls. In its place, the budget … Continue reading

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4 Medicare Enrollment Mistakes to Avoid

‘Tis the season for open enrollment of Medicare. If you are one of those out there wondering whether it’s an appropriate time for you to enroll, consider the following often-made mistakes: 1)      Not enrolling because you’re employed; 2)      Failing to … Continue reading

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Don’t Waste Money Needlessly on your Medicare Plan

If you participate in Medicare Part D prescription drug insurance, you may be wasting hundreds of dollars annually on your coverage needlessly.  A new study has found that 22 percent of Medicare Part D beneficiaries could save at least $500 … Continue reading

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Do You Have A Comprehensive Power of Attorney?

Many people believe they have a complete and comprehensive estate plan in place, only to have their unfortunate family members find out otherwise-after it is too late to correct.  Perhaps the most important document an individual can put in place … Continue reading

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Who Can You Trust?

The benefits of a highly detailed, comprehensive power of attorney are numerous.  Unfortunately, many powers of attorney are more general in nature and can actually cause more problems than they solve, especially for our senior population. However, a highly detailed, … Continue reading

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Elderly Losing Homes for Owing a Few Hundred Dollars in Back Taxes

In what a new report is calling “a second nationwide foreclosure crisis,” homeowners, particularly the elderly, are losing their homes because they owe as little as a few hundred dollars in back property taxes.  At the same time, big banks … Continue reading

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