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Estate Planning and Capacity: Common Conditions that Can Mimic Dementia

Estate Planning and Capacity: Common Conditions that Can Mimic Dementia

When completing any estate planning, including a trust, will, power of attorney, or health care directive, the person signing the documents must have what is called “capacity” in order to sign the documents. There are two kinds of capacity in estate planning: testamentary capacity and contractual capacity. Testamentary capacity is a lower form of capacity and is required by a…

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Can Medi-Cal Pay for Dementia Care?

Can Medi-Cal Pay for Dementia Care?

We work with so many families who are struggling with dementia. Understanding how to deal with dementia is a growing problem in our society as the average age of our population continues to increase. We have all heard the statistic that 10,000 people become eligible for Medicare every day by turning 65. Every day. And caring for a family member with…

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077: Retirement Planning for Your Brain

077: Retirement Planning for Your Brain

Big Three from Episode #077: You have more control over the cognitive aging process than you think! Maintaining good cognitive function can save you money in retirement. Dementia and Alzheimer’s are scary and cognitive decline is a tough thing to think about, but if you’re worried or suspect you may have an issue, DON’T wait. Seek help right away! Time-stamped…

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Increase in Nursing Homes Relying on Drugs to Restrain Patients

Increase in Nursing Homes Relying on Drugs to Restrain Patients

In 1987, President Reagan signed a ban on the use of drugs in nursing homes that were prescribed to chemically restrain patients, unless the medications are needed for that patient or other residents’ safety. However, in September 2021, the New York Times has reported that antipsychotic drugs were frequently used on dementia patients in the 2000s, notwithstanding the almost doubled…

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