Alzheimer’s Disease

Conservatorship in depth

Conservatorship in depth

By Miles Hurley | July 27, 2021

Today we will conclude our story about Alan, Sandy, and Mary that we have shared with you over the past couple of weeks. We will go ahead and spoil the ending by telling you the family is in a much better situation and Alan’s health and finances are now addressed. Last week  we told you…

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Guardianship and Conservatorship

Guardianship in depth

By Miles Hurley | July 20, 2021

This week we will continue our discussion on Guardianship and Conservatorship. They are two separate powers that can be sought together in one petition or individually if only one is needed. Let’s discuss guardianship in depth What are the powers of a Guardian? Guardianship gives the guardian the right to manage the ward’s health and…

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Visiting Someone with Alzheimer’s

By Hurley Elder Care Law | May 18, 2018

It can be difficult to visit someone who has Alzheimer’s disease! The key is to prepare yourself and follow suggestions to make your visit important and comfortable for you and the person you are visiting. Yes, it can be a little intimidating to understand what to say and how to behave when spending time with…

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Alzheimer’s Disease Education Classes

By Hurley Elder Care Law | May 14, 2018

The Georgia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association offers several educational programs for families and individuals facing Alzheimer’s, as well as community members all across Georgia. Classes are offered from now through December at various locations in the Atlanta metro area, including Canton, Decatur, Tucker, Jonesboro, Powder Springs and the Atlanta Cumberland  area. For a full…

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Alzheimer’s Diagnosis? First Things First

By Hurley Elder Care Law | April 23, 2018

Your mom got the dreaded diagnosis! What do you do first? Start by contacting your local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association; ask for guidance and use their printed information. Locate a geriatric care manager, doctors specializing in dementia, adult day care services and respite care services. Eventually you will want to investigate memory care facilities…

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When Dementia Hits Our Clients in Their 40s and 50s

By Hurley Elder Care Law | April 11, 2018

  We are an elder care law firm, but we work with individuals and family members of any age who are dealing with a debilitating disease and are in need of long term care. Unfortunately, over the last 5 years we have seen an increasing number of families come to us because their spouse, mother,…

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Understanding Guardianships: There are Risks with Pursuing Guardianship

By Hurley Elder Care Law | March 7, 2018

The decision to pursue guardianship should not be taken lightly. There are real risks with pursuing guardianship: -The guardianship process requires you to say things about your loved one in open court and often in front of your loved one. Telling a judge that you think your mom is incapable of handling her own affairs…

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Dolls as a Dementia Intervention?

By Hurley Elder Care Law | February 26, 2018

Can a doll really help someone with Alzheimer’s disease? You may be shocked to learn that yes, for many living with dementia, a doll or other soft lovey can be very calming and even provide a sense of purpose and belonging. We were excited to see this article in Today that explored the impact a…

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As Alzheimer’s Progresses…..

By Hurley Elder Care Law | February 16, 2018

Caregivers commonly have feelings of loss and grief as their life is changed by Alzheimer’s. You are entitled to these emotions and may start to experience them as soon as you learn of the diagnosis. Share your feelings and seek support as you go through this process, as it is normal to feel loss when…

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Women – More Vulnerable to Alzheimer’s?

By Hurley Elder Care Law | November 10, 2017

Why do women make up two-thirds of Alzheimer’s cases? Studies are on-going during this month, National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month.  At the NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, Dr. Richard Isaacson, neurologist, is determined to find answers to this question and is treating younger people at risk for the disease decades before symptoms show up. Dr. Isaacson…

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