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Idaho Elder Law - FDA Approves Simple Tool for Diagnosing Dementia

One of the early challenges for families of those suffering from dementia is that of an accurate diagnosis. According to the Alzheimer's Society the current process can be expensive and drawn out. Diagnosing dementia is often difficult, particularly in the early stages. The GP is the first...

Idaho Elder Law - Helping Loved Ones Suffering from Alzheimer's

It’s important to plan for the future. This is especially true for families who have a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. If planning is done early, the person with the disease may be able to participate more in the decision making. Planning early can also reduce...

Idaho Elder Law - Legislators Considering Law Protecting Elderly from Scams

Two years after New York socialite Brooke Astor died in 2007, her son, Anthony Marshall was convicted of bilking her of millions of dollars. The heiress suffered from dementia, and did not know that her son, charged with her care, was paying himself from her assets. The Astor story is...

Idaho Elder Law - More Resources Needed to Fight Elder Abuse

The San Diego County District Attorney's Office continues to fight against elder abuse in assisted living facilities around the community. The D.A. rolled out a new website and a reporting line to help protect many senior citizens from physical abuse and financial scams. The Long Term Care...

Idaho Elder Law - Terry Pratchett a Hero with Alzheimer's Has Passed

Terry Pratchett passed away at the age of 66, 8 years after being diagnosed with Posterior Cortical Atrophy (PCA), a form of dementia related to Alzheimer's Disease. If you're not familiar with Terry Pratchett he is a best selling novelist in the Science Fiction/Fantasy genre. His Disc World...
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