How to Talk to Children When A Grandparent Has Dementia

When a person is diagnosed with dementia, countless number of friends and family members will be affected, including grandchildren. How younger members of the family are affected may not be top of mind with all the stress of what is happening. It is easy to forget that they probably have questions and concerns just like everyone else in the family. If you find it confusing to understand the many changes that dementia causes, imagine how a young child will feel. They, too, will likely be confused about why their grandparent is acting different, may blame themselves, and may even think that grandma or grandpa no longer loves them. How do you explain dementia to a child? The best approach is to

Loving Support during the Journey

How does Kimbrough Law help older adults love and care for each other during periods of long-term illness or disability? This client explains.

How to Avoid a Moving Service Scam

Though most people move in the summer, moving scams can happen at any time of the year. Protect yourself, your family, and your belongings by knowing how to identify a moving service scam. Are they who they seem to be? Just because a name is similar to a large, reputable company doesn't mean it’s actually associated with that company. Check their website to see if they’re actually associated with the company or if they’re freeloading on someone else’s good reputation. How are they asking for payment? Most reputable companies charge by the weight and distance, so they will need to see your belongings to make an accurate estimate. Get at least three estimates so you can see how each company

Alzheimer’s Disease Dressing and Grooming

If you're helping a loved one who has Alzheimer's disease with basic grooming tasks, there are ways to make the process easier. Elder Care Coordinator Bre Simmons offers a few helpful tips. View more educational videos on Kimbrough Law's YouTube channel.

Pack Your Bag

Are sudden trips to the Packing your bags ahead of time is one trick that works for many caregivers. Fill a gym bag with items you both will need in the event of an unexpected trip to the emergency room. Here's what to include: Copies of the Healthcare Power of Attorney List of current medications. Be sure to include dosage and frequency, and any over-the-counter medications List of allergies, including to drugs and food. Make sure the list includes any medications that have caused a bad reaction in the past List of your loved one's doctors, specialists, and other healthcare providers, along with contact information List of friends/neighbors/family members you need to contact to make arrang

What Happens If Your Parents Become Incapacitated?

Waiting until a parent is incapacitated to start planning for his or her future can throw a family into turmoil. Attorney Bayli Fields explains how to avoid the chaos. View more educational videos on Kimbrough Law's YouTube channel.

Fraudulent Calls from Social Security Impersonators

Acting Inspector General of Social Security, Gale Stallworth Stone, is urging citizens to remain vigilant of telephone impersonation schemes that exploit the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) reputation and authority. The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) continues to receive reports from across the country about fraudulent phone calls from people claiming to be from SSA. Recent reports have indicated that unknown callers are using increasingly threatening language in these calls. The callers state, due to improper or illegal activity with a citizen’s Social Security number (SSN) or account, a citizen will be arrested or face other legal action if they fail to call a provided phon

What's It Going to Cost?

The only thing people hate more than lawyers is being charged by the hour by lawyers. That's why Kimbrough Law does things differently. View more educational videos on Kimbrough Law's YouTube channel.

Six New Year's Resolutions for Alzheimer's Caregivers

Adapted from an article by Paula Spencer Scott, Caring.com Senior Editor If there's someone with Alzheimer's disease or another dementia in your life, the last thing you need to ring in the new year is more nudges toward self improvement. You may already be thinking, Forget resolutions about losing weight and giving up alcohol – I just need to figure out how to survive the stress (let alone the economy). Fear not. This list of resolutions is meant to help you. How? By making taking care of someone with dementia easier. It's stuff you may already know – what I'm asking is that you consider it through a fresh lens. Make it your ultimate resolution to see tough situations as opportunities to ma

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