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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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Erratic Behavior and Memory Loss

A recent article in The Elder Law Report by John Roberts discusses the erratic behavior among people with dementia and the challenges it brings to their loved ones and caregivers. Nursing homes often resort to powerful antipsychotic medications to control the behavior of residents with memory loss, dementia, and Alzheimer’s. A national survey found that […]

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Alzheimer’s and other Dementia Communication Skills

Experts provide the following tips for communication with a person who has Alzheimer’s. The tips may or may not apply to an individual depending on the severity of the client’s Alzheimer’s: Use familiar words and short, simple sentences. Look directly at the person when talking to him or her. Speak slowly. Be patient – give […]

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