Category: Awareness

Alzheimer’s Disease is a Lot More than Just Forgetfulness


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 »

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 »

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 »