By Brandon Schettler My grandma Carmyn once told me a story about her childhood. She was in the woods with her younger sisters when they saw a woman with tattered clothing and nightmare-black hair running toward them. Remembering the infamous stories of the Wild Woman of Borneo told by her brother, Carmyn grabbed her sisters and sprinted the whole way home. Moments after they returned, the Wild Woman herself came into the house, laughing hard enough to cry. Carmyn realized sh
by Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA As the US and Canada have opened the door to recreational and medical use marijuana, those who are caring for someone living with dementia are considering using some form of cannabis to help with one of more of the following symptoms: Distress – emotional or physical Sleep disturbances or insomnia Social discomfort or anxiety Appetite loss Anger about situation, care, or options being provided by life or care situation Fear or sense of isolatio
If you’re over 60 years old or you're looking after an elderly loved one, be careful. Criminals take more than $36 billion from older Americans every year through financial abuse and outright fraud. Part of the problem: elderly identity theft. The number of victims increased from 2.1 million in 2012 to 2.6 million in 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. The FTC reports that 35% of fraud complaints and 18.9% of ID theft complaints impacted Americans over 60 years
Why are family meetings such an important part of caring for an elderly loved one? What are some of the obstacles to success and how do you overcome them? Elder Care Coordinator Bre Simmons draws from her years of experience guiding families through the elder care process to offer these tips. View more educational videos on Kimbrough Law's YouTube channel.
At Kimbrough Law, we talk a lot about the importance of planning ahead for long-term care costs. Yet many people don't plan for their future elder care expenses the way they might for their retirement or for their children's college education. Many people--especially middle and lower income people--assume that Medicaid will be there to pick up the nursing home tab. And today, for many people, Medicaid is there to pick up the tab. But what happens if Medicaid goes away? If Med
Did you know that the number of Georgians dying from Alzheimer’s disease is growing at a pace that far exceeds the national average? A new study released by the Alzheimer’s Association last month confirms this unsettling fact. The financial burden is also soaring as more people struggle to provide care for loved ones. Alzheimer’s disease is a debilitating illness that progresses over time. Early signs include problems with memory, sense of direction, and communication. There