Did you know that June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month? The annual public education campaign is dedicated to serving impacted and at-risk seniors, their family members, and caregivers. It also involves advocates across health care, legal, and nonprofit communities. A pillar of the campaign is dispelling common misconceptions, as such it is important to… Read more »
Learn to be Proactive About Your Safety During World Elder Abuse Awareness Month
Did you know June is World Elder Abuse Awareness Month? June 15, 2020 is designated as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Since 2006, this has been a time set aside to promote greater recognition of the difficulties that millions of Older Americans face each year. The grim reality for men and women age 65… Read more »
How to Approach Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia-Related Memory Concerns
Alzheimer’s Disease is a type of dementia that can cause problems with memory, thinking, cognition, and behavior. Symptoms usually, although not always, develop slowly and get worse over time, with end-stages of the disease becoming life-threatening. To-date, there is no cure. Early detection offers the best chance for effective treatment and improved quality of… Read more »
4 Early Signs of Alzheimer’s that Can Make All the Difference
Alzheimer’s Disease is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time. Eventually, the ability to perform daily tasks is disrupted, and as the disease progresses the effects can be life-threatening, or even fatal. Currently, Alzheimer’s Disease is the sixth leading cause… Read more »
How Can We Protect Our Seniors in Elder Law Month?
May is National Elder Law Month. During this month we focus on solutions for our seniors that will protect them now and in the future. As elder law attorneys, we focus on solutions that protect Older Americans from the very real dangers that can negatively impact their future. While some of those concerns are… Read more »
Salute to the Military
Kathy Schwarzhoff of Beth A. Prather at Lee Health’s “Salute to the Military ” on Nov. 4. Military personnel and families attended the event in their honor at First Christian Church in Fort Myers.
National Senior Citizen’s Day 2017
Monday, August 21, 2017 is National Senior Citizen’s Day! This may make some people think of white hair and wheel chairs but we know better. We get to work with some pretty amazing seniors at Beth A. Prather, P. A., and many of them can run circles around people half their age. In anticipation of… Read more »
Thank You Governor Rick Scott!
Despite a push by a business called Willing and Passage in the Florida Senate by a 34-0 vote, a bad bill just got vetoed! Kudos to our governor for looking out for Florida seniors on this issue. Elder Law Attorneys around Florida worked hard this legislative session to voice our opposition to the Florida Electronic… Read more »
Be Prepared This Hurricane Season
Hurricane Season is upon us, having officially begun June 1, 2017. The six-month season runs through November, and unfortunately has been forecast to be more active this year than the historical average. The nature of hurricanes and their path of impact is generally hard to predict, so the best course of action is to… Read more »
Reporting Elder Abuse
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in Florida is fast approaching on June 15, 2017. Please help us to spread awareness, and be mindful of your loved ones’ care. If you suspect the abuse, neglect or exploitation of a vulnerable adult, you can and should report it to The Florida Abuse Hotline by calling 1-800-962-2873. The… Read more »