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Supermarkets Offer Special “Senior Hours”

Coronavirus fears have resulted in people all over the world rushing to stack up on hand sanitizer, toilet paper and other products and to clear store shelves of produce, fresh meat and anything else they…
Common Scams aimed at Seniors in 2016

Common Scams aimed at Seniors in 2016

   Are you or Have you been scammed? A review of more than 5 million fraud and other complaints filed with the FTC in 2015 and 2016 showed that consumers aged 60 and over primarily…
Preventing Dementia: A New Study

Preventing Dementia: A New Study

Engaging in regular physical exercise, eating a Mediterranean Diet, not smoking, and drinking alcohol in moderation were all found to decrease the risk of developing Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia…
Flu Vaccine May Help in Fight Against Dementia

Flu Vaccine May Help in Fight Against Dementia

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…
Seniors Gain Benefits from use of Medicinal Marijuana

Seniors Gain Benefits from use of Medicinal Marijuana

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…
Important Tips for Senior Investors

Important Tips for Senior Investors

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…
Advance Directives

Advance Directives and the Importance of Physician Consultations

Unfortunately, people routinely execute advanced directives and never discuss its important ramifications. I generally advise clients to discuss the DPOA with their physicians but suspect this rarely…
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Scam Alert: Court Calls and Identity Theft

Recently, a scammer called Nevada residents telling them they were in violation of not appearing for jury duty and an arrest warrant had been issued.
Heartburn medications may raise risk of dementia!

Heartburn medications may raise risk of dementia!

A Health Care News’ article reported that a new study suggests that a popular class of heartburn medications might raise a senior's risk of dementia.
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WARNING: REAL ESTATE SCAM TARGETING SENIORS

I recently received an email from a California attorney warning that several companies have been targeting older individuals in an effort to scam money from them regarding their ownership of real estate. …
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National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

President Barack Obama signed a proclamation designating November 2015 as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month.  The Alzheimer’s Association is a helpful resource for families dealing with…
Nevada Legislature Addresses Concerns About Elder Abuse

Nevada Legislature Address Concerns About Elder Abuse

The Nevada Legislature recently enacted Assembly Bill 223 which expanded the scope of unlawful acts against older persons to include abandonment.  In addition, the term “abuse” was revised to specifically…
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Alzheimer's Breakthrough using Ultrasound

New Alzheimer’s treatment fully restores memory function: Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound technology that clears the brain of neurotoxic amyloid plaques - structures…
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Nursing Home Abuse

Many common nursing home practices are, in fact, illegal. In order to receive the best possible quality of care, a resident or resident’s family member should be familiar with the protections of the…
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To Gift or not to Gift, that is the Question!

Older clients regularly pose the question of whether they should gift their house to their children. Under Medicaid laws, transferring ownership of a home, usually in the form of a gift, is subject to…
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Thinking of putting off your estate planning – think again after you read this!

Despite being a rare event, wrong site surgery is the number-one operating room safety concern for 65 percent of operating room nurses in the United States, according to a new national survey conducted…
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Why guardianship may still be necessary…

Banks can refuse to honor a durable power of attorney (DPOA) if they suspect financial fraud.  We recently received a call from a social worker who had a patient whose son needed to pay for mom’s care…
Aging at Home on the Rise

Aging at Home on the Rise

A new survey of hundreds of federally sponsored local agencies that assist aging Americans has found increased efforts to help the elderly remain in their homes as they grow older, a policy known as “aging…