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Tag Archives: Dementia
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
As parents age, many children have to grapple with the fact that they may have to begin making financial and healthcare decisions on behalf of their parents. Normally this comes about due to cognitive issues from which a parent is … Continue reading
In September of 2011, I dropped by my parents’ house for quick overnight visit. I had been there less than a month earlier, and at that time, our Dad exhibited some of the forgetfulness one expects with an aging parent. … Continue reading
Mickey Rooney died over the weekend at the age of 93, but his legacy will live on! Many Americans probably reflect fondly on his nine-decade long career in show business. However, his real legacy may prove to be his personal … Continue reading
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
Last week I blogged about the embattled estate of Huguette Clark the heiress who died in New York City in 2011 after spending the last 20 years of her life in a room at Beth Israel Medical Center. Click here to … Continue reading
The newest community resource for individuals experiencing early stage memory loss due to Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia is Forget-Me-Nots. The monthly program is designed for both care recipients and caregivers who will meet simultaneously in separate groups at the … Continue reading
As a teenager, Andrew Zeldin watched his parents care for his grandmother and great aunt, both of whom suffered from dementia. This firsthand experience, with the challenges and complexities of caring for a loved one suffering from Early Stage Dementia, … Continue reading
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
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