Alzheimer’s is a degenerative brain disease affecting 1 in 10 Tennesseans over 65 and fully half of those who are over 85 years of age. The disease affects not just memory, but also written and spoken language, and the ability to plan, reason and problem solve. As the disease progresses, personality and behavioral changes occur and functioning declines. Family caregivers are faced with significant challenges regarding decision making and care for loved ones unable to care for themselves.
Elder Law Attorney Monica Franklin has been working with Alzheimer’s patients, their families, and caregivers for ten years. With her team of Elder Care professionals, associate attorney, and legal assistants she has worked through many of the questions and challenges this disease presents.
“Alzheimer’s Disease: The Legal Guide” is an important program designed to empower families and healthcare professionals with the legal knowledge and tools to support the best care and quality of life for those with this illness. The three hour seminar will present information relating to the legal issues in the early, middle, and late stages of the illness including:
The seminar will raise monies to fight Alzheimer’s and support better care for patients.
Scheduled for May 5, 2012 from 9 am to 12 pm, the program will be held at Parkwest Hospital.
A tax deductable donation of $25/ person or $40/ couple for Alzheimer’s Tennessee is the cost of admission. Contact hours for professional attendees will be available. Seating is limited.
For more information and to reserve your place, contact the Elder Law Practice of Monica Franklin at 865-588-3700.
“Families struggle with how to ‘do the right things’ for their loved ones at every stage of this disease. Balancing individual rights and wishes with safety, health and financial considerations is a daunting task. Our goals are to help folks to plan and effectively problem-solve, advocate and act as the disease progresses.” – Monica Franklin.