If you’ve recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, you are undoubtedly going through an emotionally-draining and tumultuous time. One thing that could help you is to plan ahead and develop your own care team. This is a group of support people that will help you through the different stages of the disease. Here are a few things to consider when deciding if you would benefit from a care team: [Read more…] about Building a Care Team Following an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis | Savannah Incapacity Lawyer
An Alzheimer’s diagnosis can be a devastating blow to a family. Confusion and uncertainty are common after diagnosis, and many are left wondering what steps they need to take to protect their diagnosed loved one. As Elder Law experts, we encourage those recently diagnosed to update their financial and healthcare plans as soon as possible. Retaining an Elder Law Attorney to get the correct legal documents in place for a person with Alzheimer’s can greatly decrease a family’s stress. [Read more…] about Legal Planning for Alzheimer’s with an Elder Law Attorney
When we think about estate planning, we often think of planning for what will happen when we die. As one of America’s sweethearts, Reese Witherspoon (and her family) recently found, planning for incapacity is just as important. [Read more…] about Reese Witherspoon’s Family’s Struggle with Dementia
As our population continues to age, many families are dealing with more than just the physical care of their loved ones. Many are dealing with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. This can be an emotional and financial drain on the family. The VA pension benefit is immensely helpful in covering the financial cost but there is little assistance with the emotional component. A good elder law attorney can help fill this void. [Read more…] about Dementia, Alzheimer’s, & VA Aid and Attendance
I read about an incredible blog today, The Alzeheimer’s Reading Room in an article in the NY Times. It is both a chronicle of Bob DeMarco’s journey in caring for his mother with Alzheimer’s and a collection of all the latest information on research, strategies for caring for someone with Alzheimer’s and resources available. If you were not aware of it before, check it out here http://goo.gl/jFROl.