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Finding the Wanderers

By Sam Gaines If you need to understand the issue of wandering Alzheimer’s patients and the ongoing effort to find them, Kimberly R. Kelly is the person to talk to. Kimberly is founder and director of Project Far From Home, … Continue reading

Protecting the Family Home

By Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., Certified Elder Law Attorney When a loved one becomes ill, there are many issues that must be dealt with. First and foremost are decisions regarding the person’s health and the type of care needed. This … Continue reading

Third-Party Special Needs Trusts: Peace of Mind for Caregivers

By Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., Certified Elder Law Attorney We are all aware of the importance of getting our family’s financial and legal affairs in order. For family members of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, the importance of doing advance planning … Continue reading

Planning for the Well Spouse

By Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., Certified Elder Law Attorney When a spouse becomes ill, the well spouse is suddenly faced not only with the emotional toll, but the burden of handling all the financial responsibilities and long-term planning on his … Continue reading

You have the Power: Power of Attorney

By Bernard A. Krooks, Certified Elder Law Attorney A power of attorney (POA) is a legal document in which one person (in legal terms, “the principal”) appoints another person (“the agent”) to act on behalf of the principal. It allows … Continue reading

Advance Directives: Ensure your Wishes are Honored

By Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., Certified Elder Law Attorney What kind of medical care would you want if you were too ill or hurt to express your wishes? Advance directives are legal documents that allow you to convey your decisions … Continue reading

Key Protein May Lead to Faster Acting Anti-Depression Drugs

By: www.ALZinfo.org There is no single known cause for depression. Depression is believed to result from a combination of genetic, biochemical, environmental and psychological factors. Each year over 17 million American adults experienced a period of clinical depression. In Alzheimer’s … Continue reading

Protein p11 and the Understanding of Depression

By: www.ALZinfo.org Paul Greengard, PhD, director of Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research’s team of internationally renowned scientists, has helped discover a protein that seems to be pivotal in lifting depression. The National Institute of Mental Health, a division of … Continue reading

PET Scan Marker May Promise Hope for Earlier Alzheimer’s Detection

By Kelli Rush The results of a Phase II study may offer hope for earlier diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. The study, presented in April at the 2010 American Academy of Neurology conference in Toronto, focused on a compound called Flutemetamol … Continue reading

New Drugs for Alzheimer’s Work in Novel Ways

By: www.ALZinfo.org A new class of drugs called gamma-secretase modulators works to reduce the buildup of toxic proteins in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease, giving doctors hope that these medications may offer effective new treatments for the devastating … Continue reading