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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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Planning for Your Incapacity: The Forgotten Part of Your Estate Plan

If you asked people on the street why it’s important to have an estate plan, they would give predictable answers: to provide for your family. To distribute your wealth when you’re gone. To avoid probate and taxes. To pick a guardian to ca… Read More
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Five Things You Can Do to Help Prevent Dementia

If you’re one of the rare people who has not known someone afflicted with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, congratulations. But if you’re like most of us, you’ve watched at least one family member or friend suffer, and… Read More
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Alzheimer's: Every Minute Counts

As elder law attorneys, we see a lot of clients and families who are concerned about Alzheimer’s. When a family member has Alzheimer’s, it can be all-consuming, between providing care for the patient, trying to care for one’s own fa… Read More
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Can Someone with Dementia Sign Estate Planning Documents?

Most, if not all, of our clients have encountered a loved one suffering from dementia. Dementia itself is not the disease, but is a symptom of one of a number of underlying brain diseases, the most notorious of which is Alzheimer’s Disease. How… Read More
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