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Alzheimer's | Improving Diagnosis & Safeguarding Seniors

Alzheimer's Improving Diagnosis.jpgAlzheimer's disease affects Californians on an ever greater scale, and Baby Boomers are now at risk. According to the Alzheimer's Assocation, one in eight will develop Alzheimer's disease, while one in six will develop dementia. Stunningly, only half of Alzheimer's cases in America are diagnosed. That means half of all seniors suffering from Alzheimer's aren't getting the care and protection they deserve. Non-diagnosis multiplies the dangers a patient faces, from lack of proper medical treatment to vulnerability to elder financial abuse.

Alzheimer's & Elder Financial Abuse | Vulnerabilities

Alzheimer's & Elder Financial Abuse | VulnerabilitiesIf you have an elderly loved one with Alzheimer's, you'll know how important it is to look after their safety. It's easy to worry. Maybe your parent or grandparent has left the stove on while cooking, unintentionally causing a fire hazard. Maybe they've wandered off in the neighborhood, only to be found and returned hours later by a good Samaritan. In the same way, a senior suffering from Alzheimer's, dementia or Lewy body dementia is especially vulnerable to elder financial abuse.

Protection of Parents with Alzheimer's | Conflicting Challenges

Protection of Parents with Alzheimer's | Conflicting Challenges"Honor thy father and thy mother." This commandment, deeply embedded in our Judeo-Christian heritage, is a fabric of our daily lives. A fabric that draws little reflection, that is until an event or circumstance occurs and unnerves us.

Alzheimer's, Dementia & Estate Crimes | A Disastrous Mix

Alzheimer's Dementia Estate Lawsuit.jpgAlzheimer's is the most common form of dementia. Millions of American families are dealing with its effects on the sufferer and those around him or her. Almost two-thirds of the 5 million-plus Americans who have Alzheimer's are women.

Dementia & Capacity | Long-Term Memory vs. Short-Term

Dementia & Capacity | Long-Term Memory vs. Short-TermAlzheimer's disease accounts for 60% to 80% of dementia.

Hackard Law Supports Alzheimer's Foundation | The Wolf at the Door

Alzheimer's Foundation Support | The Wolf at the DoorThe Alzheimer's Foundation of America trains healthcare professionals in dementia-specific care, provides free and confidential memory screenings to over 3 million people and provides support, counseling, and education to thousands of people.

Protecting California's Elders with Alzheimer's | Elder Financial Abuse

Alzheimer's Protecting Seniors from Elder Financial Abuse.jpgOur babies are born utterly dependent on their parents or caregivers to feed, shelter, clothe and protect them. Our society, communities and families share a focus on the protection of the young and innocent. This protection is extended to those disabled adults with conditions that require continuing help for physical and medical care.

The Wolf at the Door: Ep. 12 | Alzheimer's Risks to Estates & Trusts

The Wolf at the Door Ep. 12 | Alzheimer's Risks to Estates & TrustsHello, I'm Mike Hackard. I'm the chair of Hackard Law, a law firm focusing on estate, trust and elder financial abuse litigation in California's major urban areas. I'm the author of The Wolf at The Door: Undue Influence and Elder Financial Abuse. The book will come out in early autumn. This is episode 12, where I discuss ways lawyers can mitigate the risks Alzheimer's disease or dementia can pose to an estate or trust.

The Wolf at the Door: Ep. 11 | Alzheimer's & Estate Litigation

The Wolf at the Door Ep. 11 | Alzheimer's & Estate LitigationHello, I'm Mike Hackard. I'm the chair of Hackard Law, a law firm focusing on estate, trust and elder financial abuse litigation in California's major urban areas. I'm the author of The Wolf at The Door: Undue Influence and Elder Financial Abuse. The book will come out in early autumn. This is episode 11, where I draw up a brief protocol for investigating Alzheimer's-related cases in estate and trust lawsuits. Each protocol includes the following elements:

The Wolf at the Door: Ep. 10 | Alzheimer's & Undue Influence

The Wolf at the Door: Ep. 10 | Alzheimer's & Undue InfluenceHello, I'm Mike Hackard. I'm the chair of Hackard Law, a law firm focusing on estate, trust and elder financial abuse litigation in California's major urban areas. I'm the author of The Wolf at The Door: Undue Influence and Elder Financial Abuse. The book will come out in early autumn. This is episode 10, where I speak on the vulnerability of an Alzheimer's patient to undue influence.

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