Tag Archives: family

Finding Your Elder-Law Attorney

It is of the utmost importance to find a qualified attorney to help you plan for the future, particularly when a debilitating illness such as Alzheimer’s enters the picture. But what do you look for, and how do you go … Continue reading

Common Errors in Long-Term Care Planning

By Bernard A. Krooks, Certified Elder Law Attorney During our discussions with clients, we learn about many misconceptions they have and previous errors they have made in their long-term care planning. I would like to share a few of those … Continue reading

The Growing Alzheimer’s Family

One in eight older Americans, or some 5.4 million people, has Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. And nearly 15 million family members and others are providing unpaid care for them. That means more than 20 million Americans either … Continue reading

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

Idle Hands

While caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s always remember this: Idle hands are the devil’s toys, especially in the later stages of the disease. It’s necessary to keep them occupied. Place a photo album, playing cards, magazines in front of … Continue reading

New Genes Linked to Alzheimer’s

In the largest study of its kind to date, a team of American researchers has identified four new genes that appear to be linked to Alzheimer’s in old age. Another group of researchers, working in Europe and with the first … Continue reading

With a Little Help from My Friends

Betty was filling the watercolor paper with multi-colored dots. Dots of blue and green and yellow and pink were raining down everywhere on the paper. Suddenly, Betty stopped and looked questioningly at the aide sitting next to her. “Is this … Continue reading

Under Stress

As I sit here on this sunny day, With my hospital appointment only hours away, I start to think of what I’ve done, During my life, how far I have come, The clock is ticking in so many ways, What’s to happen … Continue reading

Living Day To Day

I went to a meeting yesterday of the Torbay Dementia Leadership Group of which I am lucky enough to be Chairperson of. One of the things we discussed was how important it is for an early diagnosis. We all more … Continue reading

The Long Goodbye

Just when a person’s memory really begins to matter most in life, this cruel and heartless disease comes along, disrupting everything and everyone that is close. The fact is, Alzheimer’s is an irreversible disease and, unacceptably, has no known cure. … Continue reading