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Federal bill would reimburse elderly victims of financial abuse

A bipartisan push is underway to add financial relief to elderly victims of scams related to the coronavirus pandemic to the next federal COVID-19 relief bill. Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser, along with almost all other state and territorial attorneys general, signed a letter under the sponsorship of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) to congressional leadership urging them to add “Edith’s Bill” to the larger coronavirus relief legislation package when passed.

Protect your elderly loved one from coronavirus scams in Colorado

People with elderly parents or other senior relatives or friends must always be on the lookout for signs that someone may have taken advantage of their older loved ones in scams that can drain them of their money and assets. Some of these concerned Coloradans may be in fiduciary positions - meaning having a legal role that makes them responsible for a vulnerable person's financial and personal well-being - such as guardians, conservators, those named as agents under financial powers of attorney, guardians ad litem, representative payees of Social Security payments, trustees or other titles with similar responsibilities.

Physical activity can help to slow cognitive decline

We recently told readers about a study that found social isolation to increase the rate of cognitive decline in older subjects. Today we are reporting on another study, this time on the impact of physical activity on the onset of dementia. Not surprisingly, the results suggest that exercise and movement help maintain brain health during the aging process.

Study shows importance of socialization in slowing cognitive decline

Our older clients as well as clients concerned about aging loved ones will be interested in the results of the Harvard Aging Brain Study, a four-year look at cognitive decline in 260 people ages 62 to 89. The study’s senior author concluded that “social relationships can be an important buffer against cognitive decline.

Do you suspect elder abuse of a loved one in Colorado?

At Chayet & Danzo, LLC, our attorneys are dedicated to quality of life, safety and dignity for our respected and beloved elders. As part of our practice, we represent family members, caregivers, guardians, conservators and others who are responsible for and dedicated to seniors. At times, people in these roles are concerned about whether the elderly people in their lives are safe or could be subject to abuse or neglect.

Making an informed choice of a nursing home for your loved one

Watching a loved one age can be so difficult when they reach a point where their physical disability, cognitive impairment or frailty make independent living unsafe or when the extent of these problems make care at home or with a relative impossible. At that point, many people do not know where to turn for information and advice about how to find safe, quality long-term care placement, such as in a nursing home or an assisted living facility.

A palette of therapeutic options for Alzheimer’s patients

At Chayet & Danzo, LLC, our elder law attorneys are devoted to improving the lives of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other kinds of dementia. We represent seniors, family members of those with dementia and people with legal responsibility for the health of vulnerable adults. Those fiduciaries include family members and professionals who are guardians and health care agents under living wills, both of whom may direct and oversee the medical care of someone with Alzheimer’s.

Alzheimer’s disease may soon be detectable through a blood test

The findings of a recent study involving 158 older adults appeared in the journal Neurology in October. Results strongly suggest that a blood test may soon help to identify Alzheimer’s disease in patients at an early stage, according to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation. The test may allow doctors to determine with a very high likelihood that patients have the disease even before symptoms develop.

November is National Family Caregivers Month

We just posted a blog about Alzheimer’s Awareness Month coming up in November. Appropriately, November is also National Family Caregivers Month with a 2019 theme of #BeCareCurious, a nod to the empowerment of caregivers to ask questions and gather information to help them help the loved ones for whom they provide care.

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