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Greater Risk of Severe Side-Effects of Antipsychotic Drugs When Treating the Elderly

Antipsychotic drugs are known to have a number of severe side-effects, but they carry even greater risks for the elderly and those diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s. Unfortunately, antipsychotic drugs continue to be used as first-line treatments for the control of challenging behaviors in elderly patients. A 2015 study in JAMA Psychiatry found that elderly [..]

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Money Isn’t Everything in Estate Planning

How to Pass Your Stories and Values to the Future Generations   Money may be the most talked about wealth contained within a person’s estate, but the riches of their experience and wisdom can mean even more to family members down the line. Reinforcement of family traditions can be built into your estate plan alongside your wishes regarding your [..]

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How Do I Find A Good Nursing Home?

Guest Post by Cleveland Nursing Home Abuse Attorney Michael Hill. “I am a trial attorney who takes on hospitals and other medical corporations when they choose to put their own profits ahead of their patient’s safety. My practice is focused on medical negligence and wrongful death, primarily delayed diagnosis and treatment of heart attacks and [..]

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Current Developments in First Party Special Needs Trusts

The Special Needs Trust Fairness Act which was passed by the House of Representatives on September 20, 2016, will hopefully soon make a much needed change to First Party Special Needs trusts.  As backhground, in 1993, Congress passed the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 (OBRA-93), allowing special needs trusts (SNTs).  These trusts allowed for the [..]

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10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, is a progressive disease that slowly interferes with a person’s memory, cognitive ability and behavior.  During the early stage of Alzheimer’s a person can often maintain an independent lifestyle, but there are often signs that difficulties are starting to emerge.  Although it is not yet possible to [..]

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