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This regularly updated elder care planning legal blog contains helpful insights for those thinking about the future of their elder parents, spouses, and other loved ones. This short and informative blog posts contain helpful tips on elder care planning, information about medicaid planning, frequently asked life care planning questions, and other useful elder care planning tidbits that could help you give comfortable golden years to your loved one.

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5/29/2010
Richard J. Habiger, J.D.
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Free Living Will and Advance Medical Directive

Senior residents of southern Illinois can get a free Living Will and an Advance Medical Directive until Labor Day, September 6, 2010. Call 618-549-4529 or toll-free (in Illinois only) 800-336-4529

Category: Memory Loss / Alzheimer's Disease / Dementia / Stroke

5/22/2010
Richard J. Habiger, J.D.
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Don't Hesitate When the Diagnosis is Alzheimer's, Dementia, Stroke or Memory Loss

Mother no longer has the ability to live safely on her own. She forgets about the stove and whether she has taken her medicaitions. An experienced Elder Law Attorney can help plan for care at home, in an assisted living facility or a nursing home. With expert help, your mother can qualify for financial assistance to pay for care as she ages.

Category: Memory Loss / Alzheimer's Disease / Dementia / Stroke

4/26/2010
Richard J. Habiger, J.D.
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Alzheimer's disease is the "great unlearning"

Alzheimer's disease: a "great unlearning," a "disease of memory," a "demise of consciousness." What does it reveal about the nature of human identity? What remains when memory unravels? How might such insights help Alzheimer's sufferers themselves? The National Public Radio program "Alzheimer's, Memory and Being" explored these and issues.

Category: Memory Loss / Alzheimer's Disease / Dementia / Stroke

4/21/2010
Richard J. Habiger, J.D.
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Brains Actually Inprove With Age & Are More Shrewd

Scientists have discovered that brains can flourish in middle age. Middle-aged brains actually improve some areas as time passes. Older brains see connections, and can size up a situation much faster. Older brains get to the gist of arguments faster, and with greater wisdom. Dementia is not inevitable. If we stay healthy, we can actually improve our brains. An older brain can solve problems much better than a younger brain, and is more shrewd.

Category: Memory Loss / Alzheimer's Disease / Dementia / Stroke

3/23/2010
Richard J. Habiger, J.D.
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Brain Plasticity and Recovery From Stroke

For years the doctrine of neuroscientists has been that the brain is a machine: break a part and you lose that function permanently. But more and more evidence is turning up to show that the brain can rewire itself, even in the face of catastrophic trauma: essentially, the functions of the brain can be strengthened just like a weak muscle.

Category: Memory Loss / Alzheimer's Disease / Dementia / Stroke

3/22/2010
Richard J. Habiger, J.D.
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Stroke is a Major Factor in Nursing Home Admissions

Stroke is a major factor in admissions to nursing homes and other care facilities. Stroke also causes a need for care at-home. An article by Dr. Pascale Michelon on Brain Plasticity discusses how a brain, if stimulated, can respond to injury and compensate for damage by reorganizing and forming new connections between intact neurons.

Category: Memory Loss / Alzheimer's Disease / Dementia / Stroke

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