Alzheimer’s disease Tag

The Long Goodbye – Living with Alzheimer’s and Why You Need an Estate Plan

Alzheimer’s disease has made numerous headlines recently. Country music legend Glenn Campbell won a Grammy award for his heartbreaking song “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” which provides insight into the singer’s steady decline after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, the movie “Still Alice” was released, which is based on the best-selling book (same title). ABC News also did a report providing a glimpse into what life is like with Alzheimer’s. Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LL_Gq7Shc-Y It’s clear that Alzheimer’s is a cruel and tragic disease. It’s often referred to as the “Long Goodbye” because it doesn’t hit...

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Casey Kasem Legal Battle Illustrates the Importance of Preparing for a Loved One’s Incapacitated State

In an ideal world, an elderly loved one would get to enjoy their golden years and pass away peacefully and painlessly. Unfortunately, such an ideal world doesn’t exist. In reality, when an elderly loved one becomes stricken with a disease like dementia, the end is painful and traumatizing. Case in point: the heartbreaking state of affairs for Casey Kasem (picture on right), a beloved radio personality. Mr. Kasem has Lewy body disease, an agreesive form of dementia. He was in the headlines recently after disappearing for a number of days. A California judge issued an order prohibiting Mr. Kasem from...

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