While Britney Spears says her own conservatorship is abusive, the legal device has long been criticized for facilitating elder abuse and undercutting disability rights.
Not every power of attorney will be sufficient to manage your affairs, if you become incapacitated.
Due to the debilitating nature of Alzheimer’s and related forms of dementia on your loved one’s ability to make sound financial decisions, the sooner you can get financial matters in order the better.
My Dad has been deemed unable to make his own decisions, and he does not have a Power of Attorney. The hospital said we need to apply for guardianship. What is that?
It is estimated that by 2040, the number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s, dementia or other cognitive disorders is expected to double to close to 12 million due to the aging population, according to a recent study by RBC Wealth Management and Aon.
There are few challenges more emotional and difficult than caring for an aging loved one who has dementia. In addition to the normal challenges of aging, elders who suffer from dementia can experience dramatic temperament changes and require more attentive care. As the condition progresses, wandering becomes a risk and around-the-clock care may be needed.
Some health care facilities in our area say they are seeing more cases of early-onset dementia than ever before.
Not everyone can afford to hire an in-home nurse or professional caregiver. Today, there are around 45.3 million unpaid, non-professional caregivers in the United States taking care of a loved one.
As we age, it’s normal to begin worrying about Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is an irreversible, progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, leading to cognitive impairment that severely affects daily living.
Long-term care providers could soon have access to a newly developed tool that can accurately predict the life expectancy of dementia patients.