Comparing a Certified Medicaid Planner with a Certified Elder Law Attorney

Q. My sister-in-law and my husband have recently been discussing Medicaid Planning for my husband’s mother, who is in an early stage of dementia. You and your law firm represented my parents several years ago when we needed to … [Read more...]

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Critter Corner: Can Alzheimer’s Symptoms Be Reversed? Sanjay Gupta Explains in Newest Documentary

Dear Angel,I recently read about “The Last Alzheimer’s Patient,” starring Dr. Sanjay Gupta. The documentary describes Alzheimer’s patient Cici Zerbe, who claims that her early Alzheimer’s symptoms have been reversed. This was … [Read more...]

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Is Alzheimer’s Disease Genetic?  

Years of research has found that the most common gene linked to Alzheimer's disease is a risk gene called apolipoprotein E (APOE). Recent research built upon what was already known about APOE, finding that people with two copies … [Read more...]

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Speed of Speech, Rather Than Loss of Words, May Be an Early Indicator of Dementia

Years before they were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, subtle changes became apparent in the spoken and written words of public figures Ronald Reagan and Iris Murdoch. During non-scripted public speaking, the late President Reagan … [Read more...]

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Liability of Drivers (and Their Family Members) Who Drive with Dementia. New Digital Tool Helps Determine When It’s Time to Stop Driving!

Approximately one in nine Americans ages 65 and older, or 6.7 million people, are estimated to live with Alzheimer’s disease, and millions more have other types of dementia. What’s alarming is that the majority of older adults … [Read more...]

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What Are the 15 Factors Linked to a Higher Risk of Young-Onset Dementia?

If you're in your 70s or 80s, and you've noticed that you're experiencing some forgetfulness, it may be reasonable to be concerned about memory loss that may or may not be dementia. But what if you're in your 60s, 50s, 40s, or 30s … [Read more...]

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Cognitive Testing Doesn’t Have to Cost Thousands — AARP Offers Free New Option

Many don’t realize that the brain is continuously changing and developing across our life span. This doesn’t just happen when we’re young. Some cognitive functions become weaker with age, while others actually … [Read more...]

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Coping with the “Transfer Trauma” of Moving a Loved One

Rachel, a caregiver for her mother who is in the early to mid-stages of dementia, is on the emotional roller coaster of moving her mom to an assisted living facility. It’s taking quite a toll on her and her mother, because … [Read more...]

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Critter Corner: Does Tai Chi Boost Your Memory? 

Dear Hayek, A friend of mine does tai chi once a week because she says that it is good for boosting memory. If this is the case, I will sign up myself! Do you know of any research to corroborate her claim?  Thanks for your … [Read more...]

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Could Forgetfulness and Disorganization in Seniors Be ADHD, and Not Mild Cognitive Impairment?

Q. Lately, I’ve become quite forgetful and have been struggling with paying attention to things, impulsivity, and an inability to plan as well as I used to. When I think of cognitive impairment, I think of short-term memory loss, … [Read more...]

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