Category Archives: Incapacity

Elder Law Seminars: Honoring Choices

This month, my elder law seminars will be focusing on “Honoring Choices” in regards to your health care planning, should you become ill or in case of emergency.  Below is a listing of my upcoming presentations throughout the community.   … Continue reading

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The Tax Deduction for People with Dementia

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April inevitably means tax time, so whether or not you need to file a return, this tends to be the season when you, and everyone else, think about deductions and techniques you might use to reduce the amount of tax … Continue reading

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What do We have in Common with Scotland and Minnesota?

            Scotland and Minnesota have something in common, it turns out that they are among a handful of places where local governments are being encouraged by the state to develop “dementia-friendly communities.”   Dementia in Scotland, Winter 2014/15 – Issue 85 … Continue reading

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Driving in Winter? Play it Safe!

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            I remember when I was younger how much I loved driving in winter.  I loved that sense of being slightly out of control as I hit that ice patch going around a corner.  Ah, to be young and carefree! … Continue reading

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Taking Stock During the Holidays

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For many of my clients, Thanksgiving is the best holiday of the year.  The kids fly or drive in for dinner or a more extended stay.  A child living in the area has often assumed the meal management duties.  The … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Memory Care Unit

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Is it still safe for you and your loved one, who has dementia symptoms, to live at home?  Are you feeling increasingly isolated and unsafe, but feel there is no place you can turn except the dreaded worst option, the … Continue reading

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Making Your Vacation Home, and the Community it is in, Safe

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 Did you and your family get a chance to get away this summer?  If so, perhaps it was to a place near the water, perhaps a cottage on a lake or by the ocean.  It may be a cottage you … Continue reading

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Get Your Health Care Proxy Right: It May Be A Matter Of Life And Death

How much pain, nausea, and torment are you willing to tolerate?  What if all that agony would only prolong your life by a few days or weeks?  What if you knew that the pain and/or nausea would be unending?  If … Continue reading

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Working with Social Security on behalf of a Loved One

Even when the federal government is not in a financial shut-down, dealing with the Social Security Administration (the “SSA”) can require extreme patience.  A frequent question from clients is how to deal with the SSA on behalf of another individual … Continue reading

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