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Planning for Your Elder Parent’s Alzheimer’s Care

If you’re a fan of the TV show “This is Us,” you have followed the trials and tribulations of the Pearson family through the years. As the series draws to a close, much of the focus is on matriarch Rebecca, who suffers from Alzheimer’s. The s… Read More
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Coffee May Lower Alzheimer’s Risk

As elder law attorneys, we’re always on the lookout for information that can improve the lives of our clients and their families, many of whom are coping with Alzheimer’s. A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is something most of us dread hearing… Read More
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Mental Health Issues for Seniors

Not so long ago, people who found themselves struggling with mental health issues kept it to themselves. Mental illness has long been stigmatized in a way that physical illness simply is not. Fortunately, the taboo on talking about mental illness is… Read More
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Eight Tips to Maintain Brain Health as You Age

If the TV commercials for supplements to enhance brain health are any indication, people are concerned about keeping their brain healthy, especially as they age. It’s a valid concern; most of us know someone who has suffered from Alzheimer’s or o… Read More
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How to Help a Loved One Diagnosed With Alzheimer’s

You may have had your suspicions for months, or even years, but the diagnosis is still devastating when it comes: your loved one has Alzheimer’s. As a caregiver, you join the over 16 million family members and friends in the United States who are o… Read More
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Ten Apps (and Other Activities) For People With Dementia and Alzheimer's

If you love someone with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, you know how devastating this illness can be—not only to the person diagnosed, but to family members and others who love and care for the patient. If you have a family history of A… Read More
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What is Sundowner's Syndrome?

You may have heard the term “sundowning” or “sundowner’s syndrome” in connection with patients who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. If you are a caregiver for someone with dementia, you may be f… Read More
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The Top Ten Scams Targeting Seniors in 2019

Older adults have always been a popular target for con artists and scammers. They tend to be well-mannered, hesitant to shut the door in someone’s face or hang up the phone on a persistent caller. And there is a reason that those trying to part sen… Read More
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What is Cognitive Screening, and Who Needs It?

What would you say if you found out that your doctor completely skipped a recommended part of your annual wellness visit? If you’re over 65, there’s a pretty good chance that she did. And chances are, you didn’t even notice, much less say anyth… Read More
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The Seven Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

Every person with Alzheimer’s is unique, and each person has their own experience of this disease. That said, most people progress through seven stages, and it can be helpful for loved ones to understand the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Un… Read More
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