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10 Common Mistakes Every Guardian Should Avoid—Part 2

This is the second in a short series on common mistakes made by guardians. For the complete list, be sure to check out Part 1. 6. Taking Action Without Consulting Their Attorney While the court places the guardian in control of the ward’s person or property (or both), the court never relinquishes oversight of the […]

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10 Common Mistakes Every Guardian Should Avoid—Part 1

Serving as guardian is an exceptionally important role. Guardians should be proud that the court saw fit to grant them such responsibility yet humbled with the weight of the duties they are undertaking. There are two potential roles a guardian might fill: guardian of the property or guardian of the person. Each role has distinct […]

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Benefits of Providing Toys for People with Dementia

Anyone who has cared for or has a loved one with dementia would most likely be familiar with the anxiety or agitation that seniors with dementia often show. Those with dementia are often frustrated that their minds may not be as sharp as they used to be and their mental abilities are lacking, whether they […]

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What is Guardianship and How Does it Work?

A guardian is someone appointed by the court to control a ward’s assets and make decisions on behalf of the ward. The ward must be declared as incapacitated by the court to be unable to handle his/her own affairs. People who suffer from mental disabilities, including people with dementia and other conditions of old age, […]

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On Behalf of My Parent, Should I Act as Guardian or Attorney-In-Fact?

If your aging parent becomes incapacitated and needs someone to make decisions on his/her behalf, including decisions regarding medical treatments, financial issues, or living arrangements, you have a choice between serving as an attorney-in-fact (agent) if your parent has executed a valid Durable Power of Attorney (POA) appointing you as such, or pursuing a guardianship. […]

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What Are The Alternatives for Managing Property When a Person Becomes Incapacitated?

When a person becomes incapacitated due to illness or injury, their property and assets must still be managed in an appropriate manner.  Ideally, it is best for the individual property owner to plan ahead for this possibility, as there are several different options that can be elected in determining who will be responsible for managing […]

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Is There a Need for Guardianship?

When a health event occurs or someone becomes ill, that individual could become incapacitated and unable to manage his or her own property or issues facing his or her health or personal matters. In this unfortunate situation a trusted family member or friend or possibly a professional would need to take control of the individual’s property […]

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Is it Time to Lose the Car Keys?

The following article can be found on the blog for 50 and Holding. The main website and blog are committed to providing Baby Boomers and families with accurate and up-to-date information and professional sources for Seniors. Someone recently asked if we return to our childhood ways in our later years and I said, “sometimes”. Understanding […]

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World Alzheimer’s Month

“Today, there are more than 35 million people living with dementia worldwide. And Alzheimer’s disease is the only cause of death among the top 10 in America without a way to prevent, cure or even slow its progression. It’s going to take all of us to end this disease, but together, we can move toward […]

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Alzheimer’s Association: Reaching Out Locally

In the United States, 1 in every 59 individuals has Alzheimer’s disease. In Central Florida, 1 in every 29 individuals has Alzheimer’s disease.  The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading global, voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care and support, and the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research. The mission of the Alzheimer’s Association is “to […]

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