Cognitive Issues

Celebrating the holidays

Celebrating the holidays when a loved one has Alzheimer’s disease

By Miles Hurley | November 7, 2023

As the holiday season approaches, families are preparing to come together and celebrate. These gatherings are a time for joy, love, and cherished traditions, but they can also present challenges when a family member is living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia.  Celebrating the holidays when a loved one has Alzheimer’s disease takes…

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Alzheimer's disease research and statistics

Latest Research and Statistics on Alzheimer’s Disease

By Miles Hurley | October 3, 2023

We just concluded World Alzheimer’s Month and thought we would share some additional thoughts as many of Hurley Elder Care Law clients are living with this disease.  Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive neurodegenerative condition, has become an increasingly prevalent concern in today’s aging population. It affects millions of people worldwide and poses significant challenges for both…

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evaluation process

The Who, What, Where, When and How of Guardianship/Conservatorship Evaluations

By Miles Hurley | July 11, 2023

Recently we presented a community webinar, “Navigating Resistance to Care with Strength & Compassion”. We discussed Guardianship/Conservatorship as a last resort when families face resistance from their loved ones. When applying for a Guardianship/Conservatorship an evaluation is required. How does the evaluation process work? Is a Guardianship Necessary? If an individual has lost sufficient functional…

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health and cognition changes

Keeping an eye out for changes in health and cognition

By Miles Hurley | December 20, 2022

Many of us have family spread throughout the country who rarely get to see each other throughout the year. The holiday season often brings us together from near and far to celebrate. Unfortunately, this reunion can also be unsettling and cause for concern due to noticeable health and cognition changes in our loved ones. What…

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Pet and animal assisted therapy

Pet and animal assisted therapy

By Miles Hurley | September 27, 2022

As we close out September and World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, we will discuss a subject that will bring a smile to your face, pets. For those of us who have dogs as pets, there is no secret as to why they are often referred to as man’s (or woman’s) best friend. In addition to their…

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music therapy

Benefits of music therapy

By Miles Hurley | September 20, 2022

September is World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Hurley Elder Care Law works with many families with loved ones who have Alzheimer’s, and we have heard uplifting stories of therapies which have worked to comfort and help trigger happy memories for these clients. This week’s blog will examine the benefits of music therapy. Cognitive Benefits of Music…

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NEW Georgia Psychiatric Advance Directive

NEW Georgia Psychiatric Advance Directive

By Miles Hurley | August 9, 2022

Recently a new and important bill was signed into law. Georgia House Bill 752, also known as the Georgia Psychiatric Advance Directive (PAD), is a forward-thinking law that empowers individuals to take control of their lives and health care through proactive decision-making to address their unique mental health needs and situations. Why is this important?…

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preparing for an emergency

Preparing for an emergency

By Miles Hurley | December 21, 2021

Last week’s deadly tornadoes are a somber reminder of how weather emergencies can impact us all at any time. Being prepared can be the difference of life and death in natural disaster situations. Older adults are especially vulnerable during and after disasters, often due to having chronic health conditions or mobility challenges. Are you and…

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Unexpected diagnosis

Facing an unexpected diagnosis?

By Miles Hurley | December 14, 2021

Unfortunately, health and cognitive related diagnoses do not stop just because we are in the holiday season. Our clients and their families continue to face unexpected and worrisome news even during this supposedly happy time of the year. How can you support a loved one facing an unexpected diagnosis? At Hurley Elder Care Law, our…

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Guardianship and Conservatorship

Guardianship and Conservatorship

By Miles Hurley | July 13, 2021

“Guardianship” and “Conservatorship” …. We’ve all heard these terms but what do they really mean? What is the difference between these words? How, and why would you seek them for a loved one? Are they court proceedings; or can an attorney draw up the legal documents? Unfortunately, many people don’t learn the answers to these…

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