The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a new drug under the trademark Aduhelm™ to treat Alzheimer’s disease. The drug, Aducanumab, is a therapeutic drug that clinically demonstrates a potential to delay … [Read more...] about New Alzheimer’s Drug Approved by the FDA
You may have seen a friend or loved one suffer for a long time with Alzheimer’s. In the final stages of this and other dementia diseases, there comes a time when the person can no longer speak, recognize loved ones, or move purposefully. … [Read more...] about The Importance of Creating a Legal Document Reflecting Your Final Health Care Wishes
The coronavirus pandemic made us realize that life is precious and uncertain. Too many aging Americans found themselves with a life-threatening COVID-19 illness in 2020 without legal documents naming trusted love ones to make decisions for their … [Read more...] about Legal Representatives Require Careful Consideration
A trust is set up to manage a person’s assets and property, and this trust is overseen by an appointed person. The person or entity who manages the trust is known as the “trustee” and is entrusted with the responsibility of making decisions in the … [Read more...] about How Does a Special Needs Trust Work?
Your right to vote is one of the most important rights you have as a citizen, but this right could be lost if you become a ward in a guardianship. Having a strong power of attorney is essential to avoid that drastic, but little-known, consequence. … [Read more...] about Could You Lose Your Right to Vote in a Guardianship?
A pet trust makes it possible for you to continue to provide for your pet when you have passed. This type of trust is a legal arrangement that will specify how to care for and take care financially of your beloved pet and is legally recognized in all … [Read more...] about A Trust for Your Beloved Pet
The records conveying your final wishes for care and asset management are called powers-of-attorney documents, and these entrust an appointed person to act on your behalf when you are no longer able to. But when it comes to actually using those … [Read more...] about Preparing a Quality End of Life Plan
It is critical to have iron-clad “power of attorney” documents for when you are no longer able to manage your financial or healthcare matters. Beware if you rely only on POAs that hospitals provide, or that you have pulled off the Internet, or … [Read more...] about How Strong Is Your Power of Attorney?
At the time of death, the will designates a person to be the executor of the estate and describes who will inherit their property and other assets. For many reasons, beneficiaries can feel slighted by what they did or didn’t receive, and some … [Read more...] about What Is the Process to Contest a Will?
You would like to help your friend Rose, who has asked you to be her trustee, but you are worried about all the duties that come with being a trustee. You would be managing Rose’s property for her and for others whom she names as beneficiaries. You … [Read more...] about The Responsibilities of a Trustee