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The 10 Best Questions for Living with Alzheimer’s

Ask the Experts: Dr. Dede Bonner Question: My father was just diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Does he now need to see a specialist? If so, what questions do we need to ask on our first visit? Dr. Bonner answers: When … 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

How to Assemble a Caregiving Team

By Winnie Yu Whether it’s driving mom to the doctor, doing dad’s laundry, or providing 24/7 care to an aging relative, many Americans these days are familiar with the rigors of caring for a loved one. According to the Family … Continue reading

A Loved One Has Been Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease: Now What?

By: www.ALZinfo.org When your loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, many questions come to mind. First is the question “Is there a cure?” Unfortunately, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. However, there are drugs that may improve or … Continue reading

Elder Law Attorneys Offer Senior Citizens Hope

By Bernard A. Krooks, Certified Elder Law Attorney Recently, I spoke to a group of seniors. Someone in attendance asked the following question: What is elder law? Here is how I responded. Elder law focuses on the fact that many … Continue reading

Paying For Healthcare

Many financial issues arise when you are responsible for a loved one’s care. These may be new to you and can often be confusing. In this section, we will provide you with information that will help you understand your options … Continue reading

How to Find and Select an Elder Law Attorney

If you have a family member with Alzheimer’s disease, there are many issues that need to be addressed. Often, legal issues take a back seat to medical issues, quality of care, caregiver issues, respite and the like. However, properly addressing … Continue reading

Respite Services

Respite is a term used to describe time taken by the caregiver for rest and rejuvenation from the demands of caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or other long-term illnesses. This “time out” is just as important for the … Continue reading

Continuing Care

In the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, most people are able to continue living at home, provided they have the appropriate support systems in place. The support system starts with a caregiver, someone who has primary responsibility for the care … Continue reading