Memory care and the epidemic of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is a chronic neurodegenerative disease typically with a long pre-clinical phase which gradually worsens. Initial symptoms are often mistaken for normal aging and include problems with language, mood swings, disorientation, loss of motivation, poor self-care and behavioral issues. There are no treatments to stop or reverse the disease progression. Alzheimer’s accounts for 60 to 70 [...]

April 4th, 2019|

Estate Planning, Elder Law, What’s the Difference?

The short answer: Both share similar concerns. The longer answer: The differences make all the difference.   The Concerns are Similar No matter what age we’re in, life can deliver some hard knocks. Hope for the best, but plan for the worst. We can get into accidents, especially when we’re young and under the impression that we’ll [...]

April 2nd, 2019|

Live and Learn: ALS and Health Care Powers of Attorney

A strong power of attorney is indeed powerful for a condition like Alzheimer’s. But it may come as a surprise to learn that a good “basic” advance-directive document needs considerable supplementation when it comes to a dreadful illness like ALS – Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Ordinarily, if a patient becomes unable to [...]

March 6th, 2019|

Solo Aging and the Challenges It Brings

For some seniors in the baby boomer generation aging brings with it new challenges in the form of solo aging. A “solo ager” is a senior who has no children and no younger (or healthier) family members to assist them as they age. As in generations before, baby boomers are living longer and healthier lives [...]

March 5th, 2019|

Holding a Family Caregiving Meeting

A family caregiving meeting is an essential tool when dealing with the care of an aging loved one. These meetings are beneficial for helping to keep all family members abreast of decisions that need to be made, changes in diagnosis or prognosis, and help to ensure that all family members feel that they have a [...]

February 21st, 2019|