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Death With Dignity: Brittany Maynard Follow Up Story

In November 2014 we posted a story on Brittany Maynard, a beautiful 29 year-old newlywed diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and no hope for a cure. She made the controversial decision to end her life, on her terms, in Oregon where death with dignity laws allow terminally ill patients to take a lethal dose of prescribed medication to end their life. Our mission at Miller Elder Law Firm is to passionately advocate for issues of the aging and special needs population, and we want to share Brittany’s story to help everyone learn...

Posted by on Mar 22, 2015

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Protect Against Exploitation: Get Scam Alerts

The Elder Law attorneys at Miller Elder Law Firm recommend you protect yourself and your loved ones from money and tax scams, identity theft, online scams, and phone hoaxes by signing up to receive Watchdog Alerts from the AARP Fraud Watch Network. Go to http://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/fraud-watch-network/?intcmp=AE-MON-CHAN-PROMO-REL.  Get scam alerts as a first step toward protection. When you register, you can download their free e-book with information on how to shop and bank safely, create strong passwords, protect...

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015

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Miller Elder Law Shares: Seeing Alzheimer’s Differently

We often work with clients who are in various stages of Alzheimer’s disease to protect each one from exploitation and make sure everything is in place for a good death. The normal progression of Alzheimer’s disease from onset to death is approximately 10 years. In the process of working with these clients and their families, we have gained invaluable perspective: It is possible for clients with Alzheimer’s to live full productive lives with dignity and joy while making important contributions to family and...

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015

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Board Certification, Elder Law, Estate Planning

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Alzheimer’s Disease: A Caregiver’s Tips

The Patience and Planning if Alzheimer’s Disease One of our clients at Miller Elder Law Firm, Dr. Curt DeGroff, has been caring for his mother for several years now since her diagnosis with Alzheimer’s disease.  Even after a lifetime of loving relationships it has been extremely challenging for Dr. DeGroff, along with his wife and siblings, to help provide and find the best care possible for his mother. He shares a practical, no nonsense roadmap for enduring one of the most difficult challenges a person may be...

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015

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Elder Law, Estate Planning, Guardianship FAQ

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Exploitation Focus Of National Elder Law Conference

Shannon Miller, ESQ, Presents Expertise At Conference Miller Elder Law Firm attorney Shannon Miller has been invited to speak at this year’s NAELA Conference in Orlando, FL to share her expertise in the exploitation of the elderly.  The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Annual Conference is designed to keep law practitioners current on the latest in elder and special needs law including legislative and case law updates. Ms. Miller will be presenting on Florida’s new exploitation statute and implementation in the...

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015

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