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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...

Posted by on Nov 25, 2015

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National Family Caregivers Month

November is National Family Caregivers Month and offers an opportunity to recognize, educate, and celebrate our caregivers. Excerpt from Presidential Proclamation:  “During National Family Caregivers Month, we rededicate ourselves to making sure our selfless caregivers have the support they need to maintain their own well-being and that of those they love. One of the best measures of a country is how it treats its older citizens and people living with disabilities, and my Administration is dedicated to lifting up their...

Posted by on Nov 17, 2015

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Helping Older Drivers: CarFit Program

Our goal at The Miller Elder Law Firm is to provide resources for aging adults, not only legal information, but also quality of life issues to help this population lead healthy lives. Older drivers are often the safest drivers in that they are more likely to wear their seat belts, and less likely to speed or drink and drive. However, older drivers are more likely to be killed or seriously injured when a crash does occur due to the greater fragility of their aging bodies. CarFit is an educational program created by the American...

Posted by on Nov 12, 2015

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End Of Life Choices: Brittany Maynard One Year Later

You may remember our blog post last year sharing the story of Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old young woman with aggressive terminal brain cancer and a prognosis of death in the following few weeks. She decided to relocate to Oregon from California to take advantage of Oregon’s death with dignity law which allows terminally ill Oregon residents to obtain and use prescriptions from their physicians for self-administered, lethal medications. Brittany’s message was clear– death with dignity gave her a choice about end of...

Posted by on Nov 1, 2015

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