The Alzheimer's Guide explains the major issues you and your family may confront over time and suggests ways to eliminate, minimize, or manage them, including through the implementation of legal strategies.
In this Elder Law Minute video series, Wes Coulson discusses topics from The Alzheimer's Guide: Practical Advice for Families, Caregivers and Professionals.
Whether a person knows and can understand the basic things that relate to legal documents is what determines their ability to execute them. The interesting thing is that competency is measured at the time that somebody signs. Why is this so important? People diagnosed with Alzheimer’s … [Read More...]
If you have a family member with Alzheimer’s and you’re considering facility placement, a Memory Care facility is definitely something you want to look into. People with Alzheimer's are often in good health but need extra attention and help. They also may have a tendency to wander, so people with … [Read More...]
You may have heard me speak in other videos about the five-year look-back period for Medicaid. Well, if somebody upon a first diagnosis of Alzheimer’s engages in planning to direct his or her life savings from long-term care costs, most frequently that can be done at least five years in advance of … [Read More...]
One of the most common, well-intentioned mistakes that Alzheimer’s families make is gathering the whole family around with the Alzheimer’s person to talk about taking the keys away. While the family may have their best interests at heart, their support and concern may actually come off to the … [Read More...]
Alzheimer’s and Powers of Attorney for Property: Why the document’s specific language matters so much…
Not all Powers of Attorney for Property are created equal. This may come as a surprise to some people, we hear "Power of Attorney for Property" and we think of a standardized form, but the language contained in these documents can differ from each other. While a basic form may give authority to pay … [Read More...]
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