Henry (named change to protect client confidentiality) contacted me about a year after his wife was first diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.  In the year leading up to our first meeting he had provided her full-time care and watched as her condition progressed.  Not only was Henry dealing with the physical and financial challenges of caring…

It is not uncommon that family members, predominantly female family members, have provided a majority of care to their aging loved ones.  Today, middle-aged adults, known as the “Sandwich Generation,” are those who are caught between the demands of caring for their children and providing care to their aging parents. The number of individuals who…

Sarah cries when she relays the story while preparing lunch for her frail, elderly mother who suffers from dementia.  A year ago, Sarah and her sister hired a young woman to help care for their mother on Mondays while the sisters both worked.  Things seemed to be going well until Sarah received a call from…

Memory loss can be a sign of dementia or Alzheimer’s – a brain disease that causes a decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills.  There are oftentimes warning signs and symptoms, ten of which are discussed in this article.  Every individual experiencing one or more of these signs should be encouraged to see a doctor…

Elder financial exploitation is a prevalent issue of increasing concern, and can occur a number of ways.  Elder financial exploitation occurs when someone who is authorized to manage an elder individual’s money makes unauthorized expenditure of funds, or fail to use funds for the elder’s needs.  It also occurs when someone without legal authority uses…

When I introduce myself as an “Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorney,” many individuals either believe the title to be redundant, or are confused as to what elder law entails. Estate planning is generally a well-known and understood area of law to many people – wills, trusts, and planning for how money and property is…

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