Dementia

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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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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Traveling as an older adult

Traveling as an older adult

By Miles Hurley | June 22, 2021

Summer is here, and the travel and hospitality industries are reporting record numbers of vacation reservations. Many families are reuniting after time apart and traveling together to vacation destinations to spend quality time together and have some fun. There are several things to consider when traveling as an older adult. Even if you are only traveling…

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Guardianship Mistakes: Failing to Plan

By Miles Hurley | March 19, 2020

The guardianship process is complex, expensive, and often humiliating to the older adult. Most times, guardianship is also avoidable.   Plan ahead to avoid guardianship.   Whenever possible, guardianship should be avoided. The most effective way to avoid guardianship is to plan ahead. Sine there is no guarantee that we will be of sound mind up…

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Complete Estate Planning: Advance Directives for People with Dementia

By Miles Hurley | February 13, 2020

In November of last year, the Washington Post ran an opinion piece by an ER doctor titled “Doctors are torturing dementia patients at the end of their life”.  Read the article here The doctor’s experience and perspective are not unusual. As Jane Brody of the New York Times summarized “Advanced dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, is the…

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Community Resource Highlight: Georgia Memory Net

By Hurley Elder Care Law | November 28, 2018

  In our latest newsletter, we advised families to not avoid getting a dementia diagnosis.  For many reasons, a timely diagnosis of dementia can be crucial. Of course, finding quality providers who can assist with testing, diagnosing and treating can be tricky. There are about 140,000 Georgians who have Alzheimer’s disease, but there are more…

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Athletes Face LBD Danger from Contact Sports

By Hurley Elder Care Law | August 8, 2018

Dem Sports athletes may be at increased risk for Lewy Body Disease (LBD) which can then cause Parkinson’s disease, a brain disorder that leads to problems with movement and thinking. A new study by VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank just published in the Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology, suggests that sports athletes may be at increased…

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Lifestyle Management Impacts Dementia

By Hurley Elder Care Law | June 1, 2018

Being poor later in life may boost the risk of dementia by 50 percent, new research suggests. “Our study confirms that the risk of dementia is reduced among well-off older people compared with those who have fewer economic resources,” said lead researcher Dorina Cadar, Ph.D., University College London, Department of Behavioral Science and Health. She…

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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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Dementia Help for “After Diagnosis”

By Hurley Elder Care Law | May 4, 2018

The Dementia Spotlight Foundation, founded in January of 2016, is a local organization working to educate the community about dementia. “We hope to help make Decatur the first Dementia Inclusive city in the State of Georgia,” according to the organization. “To do this, we are committed to working with local media to raise awareness about…

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