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Don’t Let a Random Doctor Decide Your Fate – Establishing an Individualized Disability Panel to Determine If You Are Disabled

It’s an unfortunate fact of life – when we get older, we’re at a greater risk of having our mental faculties suddenly decline to the point of being declared mentally incapacitated. This cruel fact applies to everyone, even those of considerable financial means. The heartbreaking end to Casey Kasem’s life was an example. Another example is the continuing legal battle over the mental capacity of Donald Sterling, the soon-to-be-former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball franchise. The capacity of Mr. Sterling is the center of a contentious legal battle. Two neurologists determined that Mr. Sterling was mentally incapacitated...

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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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