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One of the most common reasons for the imposition of a guardianship is the onset of dementia.  When a person is no longer able to manage their financial or medical affairs as a result of cognitive impairments, guardianship, in the absence of powers of attorney, may be appropriate.  However, in a...

A research team at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada suggests that getting vaccinated regularly now can protect us from other diseases later.  Prof. Dawn Bowdish, who holds a Canada Research Chair on Aging and Immunity, has been digging into the reasons older people are more prone to...

Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illness. It focuses on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.  Palliative care has been a board-certified medical specialty...

If you die without a Will in Nevada your assets will pass according to the intestate laws of Nevada.  If you are married at the time of death, it must be determined whether your property is community or separate property.  Assets that are acquired during the course of the marriage are considered...

The House of Representatives has passed a bill in July that would make it easier for financial advisors to report financial abuse (“exploitation”) of the elderly.  H.R. 4538, known as the “Senior Safe Act”, is intended to provide immunity from suit for certain individuals who disclose...

    Nevada has permitted the use of medicinal marijuana since 2001.  However, in 2013 the Legislature voted to permit the establishment of medicinal marijuana dispensaries throughout the state.  NRS 453A permits the medicinal use of marijuana and describes the...

Retired basketball great Tim Duncan has filed a lawsuit against a real estate agent who used his photograph as a celebrity endorsement. Photographer Sarah Brooke Lyons photographed Duncan for her 1005 Faces project which featured subjects holding a sign displaying a short personal message....

FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) Rule 1250(b) requires all broker-dealers to provide continuing education for their representatives, and their training plans must be appropriate for all business activities associated with the firm. This rule requires training programs, at a minimum,...

A licensee recently discovered that a tenant is legally growing marijuana at the premises and posed the following questions:  does the growing or cultivation cause harm to the property?  If a landlord disallows it in a lease, is he/she violating Fair Housing Laws by not allowing a tenant who is...

“Polypharmacy” is a term used to describe the use of four or more medications by a patient. Currently, 44% of men and 57% of women older than age 65 take five or more medications per week; about 12% of both men and women take 10 or more medications per week. These agents include both...