Category Archives: Alzheimer’s

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Get Help Paying for the Cost of Care

Is it Necessary to Wipe Out My Family’s Assets to Pay for Nursing Home Expenses? Moving a loved one into a nursing home is not an easy decision. We want to make sure our loved ones receive the best in medical care and are as…

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How to Qualify for Medicaid Without Spending Down

A person facing the prospect of long-term care with moderate income and assets may eventually have to rely on Medicaid to pay part or all of the cost of care. Medicaid planning, using a qualified elder law attorney, allows you to correct inequities in the…

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Be Aware of the Dangers of Joint Accounts

Many people believe that joint accounts are a good way to avoid probate and transfer money to loved ones, and such accounts are sometimes referred to as “the common person’s estate plan.” But while joint accounts can be useful in certain circumstances, they can have…

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When I started practicing elder law, the only people I saw as clients were of my parents’ generation.  But now my own boomer generation is also coming through the doors.  Some are afflicted with early onset Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s and they are surprised that they now…

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Alzheimer’s Workshop

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Selling An Annuity = Jail Time

A California insurance agent has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for selling an annuity to an 83-year-old woman who allegedly showed signs of dementia.  The agent, who is appealing the conviction, may be the first to be put behind bars for selling an…

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Trying to Avoid Probate Earns Medicaid Applicant Penalty Period

An appeals court rules that a woman who, two years before applying for Medicaid, transferred money to a friend through joint tenancies in a claimed effort to avoid probate did not rebut the presumption that the transfers were made in order to qualify for Medicaid.…

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How To Communicate With Your Loved One With Memory Problems

Good communication can decrease or even prevent many behavior problems.  So what’s the best way to communicate with your loved one? The number one tip to remember is to treat your loved one as an individual with a disease, not a diseased individual. He has…

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Young Onset Alzheimer’s … When Should You Worry?

The youngest known diagnosis of Alzheimer’s was age 28.  While it is very rare to develop the disease this young, what’s considered Young Onset (also called Early Onset) Alzheimer’s is when someone develops the disease before the age of 65.  It is estimated that only…

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VA Aid and Attendance Workshop

For many American Veterans, the rising cost of assisted living or home health care can be staggering. The good news is that there is a little-known VA benefit that can help you get the care you need without using up all of your hard-earned savings.…

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