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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. Obviously, this causes concern for the public and the judiciary. Amid the pleadings and denials indicating the citizen had never received a jury...

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. This group of drugs, known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), includes Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid which work by lowering the amount of acid...

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.  Specifically, they are demanding payment to record deeds or to provide copies of recorded...

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 the disease and an excerpt of important information from their website follows: Quick Facts...

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 include infliction of emotional anguish through threats or isolation, destroying property...

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.  Here is a way to keep more of your estate, hoping you stay together. Most of the time when a...

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 or under age 18.  Essentially, one in every ten Nevadans will seek food assistance this year,...

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 records from my hospice, will they need to go through an attorney for the request?  ...

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 that are responsible for memory loss and a decline in cognitive function in Alzheimer’s...

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 Federal Nursing Home Reform Law and understand how to use the law effectively. Here is a resource...