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Alzheimer Resources

Alzheimer Resources

The Desert Southwest Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is dedicated to providing service and support to Alzheimer’s patients, family members and caregivers throughout Arizona and Southern Nevada. The…
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.
Electronic Monitoring of Loved Ones - have we gone too far?

Electronic Monitoring of Loved Ones - have we gone too far?

The April edition of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys News Magazine contained an interesting article about the ability of families to use electronic monitoring in nursing homes or assisted living…
PERSON - CENTERED CARE

PERSON - CENTERED CARE

The Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman advocates for the protection of the health, safety, welfare and rights of residents at facilities for long-term care. The Nevada Legislature recently enacted…
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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. …
Saving A Loved One From Exploitation by a Family Member

Saving A Loved One From Exploitation by a Family Member

An Ohio Grand Jury recently indicted a woman of kidnapping, abduction, theft, and fraud. Even more shocking is that the charges are based upon the defendant's allegedly holding her mother against her will…
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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…
Guardian Appointment process

How is a Guardian Appointed in Nevada?

How is a Guardian Appointed in Nevada? In Nevada, the court first decides on whether or not a guardianship should be granted.  The process starts with the filing of a petition requesting the appointment…
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…
Marriage and Property Ownership Insights from a Nevada Divorce Attorney

Marriage and Property Ownership Insights from a Nevada Divorce Attorney

How should your married client's title property? As a Nevada divorce attorney, I am always looking for ways to maximize my client's estates. When they divorce, they have to divide their assets in half.…
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HELPING NEVADA SENIORS

According to a recent study, Nevada ranks tenth in the nation when it comes to senior hunger. The Food Bank of Northern Nevada states that almost three quarters of the people they serve are over age 65…
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The Dangers of a Family Caregiver

The stress of being a family caregiver can be enormous.  One recent study reflected 31% of family caregivers admit they want more help and 25% expressed they resent other family members who don’t help…
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HIPAA COMPLIANT

HIPAA COMPLIANT  Elder Law Attorney Lee Drizin answers more questions from Case Managers that may be helpful:  When a patient passes away and a family member is requesting medical and/or financial…
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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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Transferring Money to Minors can Cause Major Headaches

Transferring Money to Minors:  The problem for many parents in finalizing their estate plan is deciding how to provide for minor children.  Let’s face it, most teenagers may not be responsible enough…
Communicating About Estate Planning

Communicating About Estate Planning

In life, there are certain things that can make people uncomfortable during discussions, two of which are death and money. These topics are not always easy to discuss, especially when they are combined…
Power of Attorney

Can a person who has been given Power of Attorney keep family members and/or friends from visiting the patient?

Social Workers and nurses continue to reach out to us and ask us about important issues they face with their patients and family members thereof.  Following are a couple of examples: A family member…