Articles by Evan H. Farr, CELA, CAP

About Evan H Farr, CELA, CAP

Evan H. Farr is a 4-time Best-Selling author in the field of Elder Law and Estate Planning. In addition to being one of approximately 500 Certified Elder Law Attorneys in the Country, Evan is one of approximately 100 members of the Council of Advanced Practitioners of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and is a Charter Member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners.

What to Do When Your Loved One Becomes Violent Due to Dementia

When some think of dementia, they may think of it as a mental illness. Confusing the two occurs frequently as certain mental illnesses and dementia share many of the same symptoms, including difficulty concentrating, confusion, … [Read more...]

New Drugs for ALS and Alzheimer’s Show Great Promise

Q. I have a family history of Alzheimer’s on my mother’s side, and my younger brother was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) three years ago at just 40 years old. I have been participating in fundraisers and … [Read more...]

Breathing Exercises Help Lower Blood Pressure and Improve Heart Health

Theresa Hernandez, 61, has a family history of high blood pressure. Doctors recommended that she take medications to lower her blood pressure, which was considered high. She participated in a six-week trial that consisted of … [Read more...]

Tens of Billions of Dollars of Benefits for Seniors Are Going Unused Every Year

Q. Inflation has gotten bad, and my wife and I have had to dip into our savings more than ever for food and other necessities. What are some ways you suggest to deal with the situation? Are there any benefits we might not be aware … [Read more...]

Can a New Device Detect Alzheimer’s Years Before Symptoms Develop?

Many people don’t realize that Alzheimer’s actually begins 15-20 years before symptoms become evident, but this has been proven to be the case. Now, a research team has developed a device and strategy that may be able to detect … [Read more...]

Medicare Planning: Federal Report Finds Medicare Advantage Plans Often Deny Necessary Care

Q. Medicare Fall Open Enrollment starts next month. I heard something not long ago about Medicare Advantage plans denying necessary care. This is very worrisome. What do you know about this, and what is being done? Do you have any … [Read more...]

The Four Phases of Retirement and Leaving a Legacy

Dr. Ken Dychtwald, CEO and founder of Age Wave, is a researcher on aging and financial habits in America, author of 18 books, and one of the world’s foremost experts and visionary thinkers regarding aging and longevity. In some of … [Read more...]

The Biggest Misconception About Medicaid

Q. I recently came across an article on CNBC.com where I saw you were quoted as an expert. I’m confused about something in the article and I’m hoping you can clear it up. It’s an article about the expenses of long-term care and … [Read more...]

Introducing the Dementia Doula

If you’re familiar with the word “doula,” you probably think of it as referring to a person who provides guidance and support to a pregnant woman. From admission through delivery, a doula stays at her patient's side providing … [Read more...]

Your House Is NOT Protected from Medicaid

Q. My mom and dad built our family home in Arlington 35 years ago. It’s been remodeled twice and expanded to enlarge the kitchen and add a master bedroom suite. Our family still hosts frequent gatherings in the home for holidays … [Read more...]

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