Is Guardianship the Best Course of Action?

Q. My mother hasn’t been herself for some time now. She has suffered from chronic depression throughout her life and now she is in the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s. She often forgets to take her depression medication, so we … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Supported Decision-Making Instead of Guardianship in DC

  Dear Hayek, I read that once a senior is declared incapacitated and has a guardian placed on him or her, it is really hard to terminate the situation. Is that really the case? I heard about some positive change … [Read more...]

A Moon Landing, an Anniversary, and a Reconciliation

Fifty years ago, Apollo 11 launched from Cape Kennedy carrying Commander Neil Armstrong, and lunar module pilots Michael Collins and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin to the first lunar orbit. Many of us remember Armstrong describing the event … [Read more...]

Why Guardianship Should Be a Last Resort

Terri Black had always planned to care for her widowed father in her home if he ever became too frail to care for himself. When her father’s dementia and other health issues became too much to handle, her father’s girlfriend, … [Read more...]

Adult Children Seek Guardianship of Their Astronaut Dad, Buzz Aldrin

In July 1969, the first person to set foot on the moon's surface was Neil Armstrong. Nine minutes later, Edwin Eugene "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. touched down. History was made! On the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 next year, astronaut … [Read more...]

Our Top 10 Scariest Articles of 2017 (Be Very Afraid!)

  Halloween is today, so it’s the ideal day to present you with this year’s scariest articles. From parents being kidnapped by a professional guardian to people getting Alzheimer’s at 40, we uncovered some scary ground. To … [Read more...]

Her Parents Were Kidnapped by a Professional Guardian

Rudy North was an avid reader, who had a sharp mind and liked to write down quotes from his favorite books. Rennie, his wife of fifty-seven years, was recovering from lymphoma and suffered from neuropathy so severe that her legs … [Read more...]

When Loved Ones Aren’t Permitted to Visit

Peter Falk and his daughter, Catherine. (from dalje.com) Jane and Maria are sisters who haven't spoken in ten years due to a disagreement over their mother's care. Jane was a caregiver for her mother, Millie, and served as her … [Read more...]

How Nursing Homes are Collecting Debts- More Reason to Plan Ahead

Lillian Palermo, a 90-year old retired insurance executive, entered a nursing home after she began experiencing dementia, falls, and surgical complications. Her husband, Dino, who is eight years her junior, visits her every day. … [Read more...]