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News and Thoughts on Issues in Georgia Regarding Wills, Living Trusts, Guardianship, Advance Directives, Living Wills, Healthcare Powers of Attorney, Probate, Estate Planning, Elder Law and More by Marietta and Atlanta, Georgia, Estate Planning Lawyer Steve Worrall

The Top Ten Myths About Risks for Alzheimer's Disease

Posted by Steve Worrall | Sep 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Polling shows that the number one worry for Americans as they age is memory loss, outpacing fears of insufficient monies, and loneliness. The most prevalent among all dementia is Alzheimer's disease. According to the Alzheimer's Association Facts and Figures Report, Alzheimer's accounts for an ...

Enforcing Social Distancing for Elderly Relatives

Posted by Steve Worrall | May 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

With nearly every region in the country living under some type of "stay at home" or "shelter in place" order during the current novel coronavirus pandemic, it can be frustrating trying to adhere to these new rules. It's even more challenging for those of us who are responsible for making sure o...

How Immigration Status Affects Elder Law

Posted by Steve Worrall | Mar 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

Most elder law practitioners and caregivers want to help any senior that walks through their doors. But what happens when that senior isn't a United States citizen? What special rules and circumstances must be considered? How does this impact their case and their care? Current Immigration Cl...

Will I Lose My Home? | Marietta Medicaid Attorney

Posted by Steve Worrall | Feb 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

Home ownership is the American Dream. People work hard all their lives to own a home, and it is often their most valuable and significant possession. So when health begins to fail and the need for long-term care arises, we often get this fear-filled question from our clients: will they take awa...

Surprising Trends in Senior Living

Posted by Steve Worrall | Feb 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

The traditional senior housing market is undergoing a profound change. In 2018 senior housing occupancy fell to an eight-year low, even as the senior population continues to increase, as competition for the younger baby boomer market is ramping up and forcing a change to more traditional indepe...

Baby Boomers in the 2020s

Posted by Steve Worrall | Feb 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

The baby boom generation is comprised of those Americans born 1946-1964, and according to the US Census Bureau (Bureau of Census), their numbers are estimated to be 73 million strong. This number represents nearly 20 percent of the American public. As they enter their 60, 70, and 80th decades...

Choosing a Wearable Medical Alert System

Posted by Steve Worrall | Feb 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Your parent recently had a stroke and is returning home after a long stay in the hospital and in-patient rehabilitation. The care providers assure you that your parent will be fine returning home, but you still worry. How can you make sure your parent is safe at home? A medical alert system ...

New Drug Therapy Gives Hope to Alzheimer’s Prevention

Posted by Steve Worrall | Feb 05, 2020 | 0 Comments

Researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University recently announced that pharmacological "chaperone therapy" can prevent Alzheimer's disease (AD) in mice. Alzheimer's is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that currently has no cure. Abnormal clumps (amyloid-beta plaques) a...

Is the Aging Middle Class Being Left Behind?

Posted by Steve Worrall | Jun 05, 2019 | 0 Comments

As we age, simple things we took for granted as kids become more difficult -- and more expensive. That's a truth all of us know. What you may not realize is that the aging middle class will face unique difficulties going forward. The private market offers options for assisted living, but at a...

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