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More Ammunition for Social Workers to Encourage Exercise

More Ammunition for Social Workers to Encourage Exercise New study results from the University of Kansas bolster the adage that "heart healthy is brain healthy." The investigation shows neighborhoods…
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New Study on Elder Abuse Reveals Cause for Concern

The first study to look at the scope of negative aggression between residents of U.S. nursing homes has found that almost one in five people who live in these facilities are involved in such encounters…
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Teen Invents Sensor to Help Alzheimer's Patients

NBCNews.com (Sept. 14, 2014) It's nice to bring positive news about Alzheimer's. This story from NBC News is especially touching because of the person at its center: a fifteen-year old who is making…
Durable Powers of Attorney – Friend or Foe?

Durable Powers of Attorney – Friend or Foe?

Seniors routinely execute Durable Powers of attorney which nominate someone to be in control of their financial affairs when they are no longer able to do so. However, at the recent American Bar Association’s…
Tax Scheme Took Advantage of Mentally and Physically Impaired Las Vegas Seniors

Tax Scheme Took Advantage of Mentally and Physically Impaired Las Vegas Seniors

According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, a Southern California man was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison Monday in a tax scheme that took advantage of 32 mentally or physically impaired seniors…
Do it yourself (DIY) Last Will and Testament

Do it yourself (DIY) Last Will and Testament

It's easy to see why some people would rather learn to do things for themselves than pay someone else - even professionals. One area that has become popular for do-it-yourselfers is estate planning. However,…
Crimes Against Seniors

Crimes Against Seniors (National Crime Prevention Council)

According to the Consumer Law Center, Inc. (CLC), Americans lose an estimated $40 billion each year to the fraudulent sale of goods and services over the telephone.  The elderly are frequent targets of…
Onset of Alzheimer's Disease can be Slowed by a Natural Compound that is Found in Pomegranate

Onset of Alzheimer's Disease can be Slowed by a Natural Compound that is Found in Pomegranate

Researchers are always looking for new approaches to dealing with Alzheimer's and other dementias. Now there appears to be promise in pomegranates.  The majority of people with Alzheimer's are seniors…
SENIORS STAY IN THEIR HOMES WHILE SAVING MILLIONS FOR NEVADA

SENIORS STAY IN THEIR HOMES WHILE SAVING MILLIONS FOR NEVADA

Nevada Elder Law Attorney Lee Drizin recently reviewed a study on Independent Living Grants for Nevada Seniors. Independent Living Grants (“ILG”) support seniors and also save money for the Nevada…
Philip Seymour Hoffman and Sting - Five Myths About Trusts

Philip Seymour Hoffman and Sting - Five Myths About Trusts

FORBES:  Investing 7/28/2014 @ 10:23AM 3,344 views He may have been a brilliant actor, but Philip Seymour Hoffman had much to learn when it came to estate planning. Reports surfaced last week that the…
The Cost of NOT using an Attorney

The Cost of NOT using an Attorney

Ann Aldrich used a free online legal form to complete a will in 2004. She left specific gifts to her brother which consisted of nearly all her assets at the time she created the document.  However, she…
The ‘Grandpa Scam’ That’s Costing Seniors a Bundle

The ‘Grandpa Scam’ That’s Costing Seniors a Bundle

Maureen Mackey Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 10:07 AM ET   Financial fraud against older Americans is growing rapidly – with some scams so brazen they almost defy belief:  http://www.cnbc.com/id/101848495 Drizin…
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DID YOU KNOW?

That despite how difficult it may be to tell a parent it is time for them not to drive anymore, the liability exposure warrants a serious discussion about the topic.  Signs that it may be time for the…
Elder Abuse in Southern Nevada Underreported

Elder Abuse in Southern Nevada Underreported

The Las Vegas Review Journal Reports: Posted  April 27, 2014 - 11:41pm  Updated  April 28, 2014 - 7:24am   Elder Abuse Underreported, and on the rise in Nevada:  http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nevada/elder-abuse-underreported-rise-nevada Drizin…
Where is Casey Kasem?

Where is Casey Kasem?

KLAS-TV Las Vegas Updated: May 12, 2014 2:57 PM PDT 8 News Now:  --- In a court filing last week, Casey Kasem's attorneys wrote that the entertainer has been repeatedly moved without warning and his…
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Elder Abuse Underreported and on the Rise in Nevada

http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nevada/elder-abuse-underreported-rise-nevada.  Drizin Law is providing this information for educational purposes only. It should not be construed as legal advice…
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Do I really need to have an Estate Plan?

The answer is YES. No matter what your net worth, everyone should have an Estate Plan. A thorough estate plan includes:  a will; a living will; a power of attorney; a health care power of attorney; and…
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Mickey Rooney did a service for millions of elderly in this country by helping to publicize Financial Elder Abuse

CNBC:  By coming forward, Mickey Rooney (a victim of financial abuse) did a service for millions of elderly in this country by helping to publicize financial elder abuse:  http://www.cnbc.com/id/101568802 Drizin…