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Nursing Homes: Don’t Put Me There

By Tara Bahrampour for the Washington Post Nursing Home Discussions Are Important As the population of older Americans swells, the nursing home decision becomes an inevitable part of aging. It impacts not only the elderly, but also the caregivers. Promise you won’t put me away. It is hard to say no to that request. But it often is even harder to honor it.  The author presents some very different conversations in families as they struggle to find the balance between home care and nursing home placement. For many, the idea of...

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016

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Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

In 1983, President Ronald Reagan established National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month which is recognized in November.  At the time, fewer than 2 million Americans had Alzheimer’s; today, the number of people with the disease has soared to nearly 5.4 million. Get involved, and help raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease. We are fortunate to have the National Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org) who mission is a world without Alzheimer’s. Advancing research, providing care and support for those...

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Cognitive Health: An Important Part of Healthy Aging

September is Healthy Aging Month and we are highlighting several important issues for senior health.  We wanted to share a national initiative for cognitive health. The Healthy Brain Initiative by the Centers for Disease Control “Productivity, independence, and quality of life for millions of Americans depend on the nation’s collective ability to prevent and treat cognitive impairment and dementia, and to promote cognitive functioning for individuals living in our communities. To accelerate efforts to meet these goals and...

Posted by on Sep 20, 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...

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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...

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