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Dementia not only robs those suffering from it of their ability to lead a normal, productive life, but it also places a caregiving obligation on loved ones. If loved ones can’t care for their parents or others suffering from Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia because of their own work and family obligations, it can force them to make many ...

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A special report issued by the Alzheimer’s Association in March 2020 projected that by mid-century the number of Americans aged 65 and older who will suffer from dementia may grow to 13.8 million, up from 5.8 million today.

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According to a 2021 Wills and Estate Planning Study by Caring.com, about 34.2% of American adults don’t have a will because they don’t know how to get one. When creating your estate planning documents, you have the option of hiring an attorney or using a do-it-yourself method by downloading online forms. If you are considering drafting your estate plan, you ...

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The pandemic and its daily statistics about hospitalizations and deaths raised awareness of the need to plan for the future, especially among young adults, according to Caring.com’s 2021 Wills and Estate Planning Study. The number of young adults with a will increased 63 percent since 2020, but despite this new awakening, the percentage of Americans with wills has not significantly ...

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A treating physician’s report or letter is only one piece of the capacity puzzle, it is not the final determination of the patient’s legal capacity. The Legal Perspective is TASK SPECIFIC!

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Avoid the Crisis

One issue that is fundamental to estate planning is the capacity of the prospective client. Because we are an Elder Law firm, this issue comes up much more frequently. Many of the initial inquiries from the spouse or adult children of prospective clients discuss that their loved one has either declining capacity or an actual diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer's.

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Picture this: you’re sitting down to plan for the future and you understand the role of wills and trusts when it comes to passing on your assets to your heirs, but what about the subject of appointing a family member or trusted friend as your power of attorney? Do you really want to — or need to — give someone ...

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Esther Wang and her staff ... were instrumental in helping us receive VA benefits for my elderly father. Although the VA was disorganized and unresponsive at times to our claim, their law firm knew exactly how to proceed and were persistent in receiving my father's benefits.

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