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Alzheimer’s Association 4 Part training program for those affected by Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementia’s.  Part 3 “Family Dynamics, Community Resources, Keeping the Caregiver Healthy“ presented by Carolyn DeRocco, Alzheimer’s Association CT Chapter, on November 18, 2014 6:00-8:00 pm at The Village at East Farms, 180 Scott Road, Waterbury, CT.  Call 203-757-7660 to RSVP.

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Alzheimer’s Association 4 Part training program for those affected by Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementia’s.  Part 2 “Communication Techniques Behavioral Challenges Safety“ presented by Carolyn DeRocco, Alzheimer’s Association CT Chapter, on November 11, 2014 6:00-8:00 pm at The Village at East Farms, 180 Scott Road, Waterbury, CT.  Call 203-757-7660 to RSVP.

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Alzheimer’s Association 4 Part training program for those affected by Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias.  Part 4 “Legal & Financial Issues” presented by Attorney Julia M. Brown, on November 25, 2014 6:00-8:00 pm at The Village at East Farms, 180 Scott Road, Waterbury, CT.  Call 203-757-7660 to RSVP.

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Alzheimer’s Association 4 Part training program for those affected by Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias.  Part 1 Alzheimer’s Association Programs & Services  presented by Stephanie Seaman and “The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease”, by Dr. Joseph Soufer, Chase Medical Research, on November 4, 2014 6:00-8:00 pm at The Village at East Farms, 180 […]

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The next CNV meeting will be on Wednesday, June 11th from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at the Village at East Farms, 180 Scott Road, Waterbury, CT 06704. The meeting will be held in the Community Room located on the 2nd floor. The speaker will be from the Alzheimer’s Association discussing programs and services. The […]

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CT Chapter Alzheimer’s Association: Family Training Program for those affected by Alzheimer’s Disease 1.  Overview of Alzheimer’s Disease & Research: Jonathan Woodhouse, Psy.D. Clinical Neuropsychologist Associated Neurologists, P.C. February 22, 2012 2.  Family Dynamics: Keeping the Caregiver Healthy, Carrie Effinger, MSW, February 29, 2012 3.  Communication Techniques | Identification of Behavioral Challenges: Patty O’Brian, North […]

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“V.A. AID & ATTENDANCE PENSION BENEFIT- A WAY TO HELP PAY FOR HOME CARE AND ASSISTED LIVING FOR THE VETERAN AND THE SURVIVING SPOUSE” This benefit can be invaluable to help pay for the cost of care to remain at home or help pay towards assisted living and in some cases toward nursing home costs. Eligibility requirements, the […]

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On October 27, 2010 beginning at 9:00 am and ending at 1:00PM, I and several panelists will present A Community Symposium on Caring for Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease, Integrating Best Practices 2010 and beyond.  It will be held at the Lutheran Home in Southbury, CT.  Register in advance by calling Lisa at 203.264.9135 ext 159, […]

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An area Nursing Facility that is aggressively promoting their expertise caring for Alzheimer’s disease residents seems unable to address “falls” a resident/client has been experiencing.  Failed series of physical restraints then to a hospital psychiatric unit after last fall and 10 stitches.  This resident is later stage Alzheimer’s and she wants to keep moving around as much as possible.  She is terribly […]

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Today a client was sent to the emergency room after experiencing 2 falls in 24 hours.  She is in her late 70’s and has been in the memory impaired unit of an Assisted Living for several months.  Unfortunately, the typical ER routine, but for a first time family a stressful and frustrating and at times […]

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Be understanding of your “shock” upon hearing the physician make the  “Alzheimer/Dementia” diagnosis even if you had already concluded on your own that your family member had some type of dementia.  Despite your own feelings that may include  denial, anxiety and fear you along with your “diagnosed” family member must take action now.  If they […]

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Experienced elder law attorneys are skilled in working with people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and other very serious and life ending illnesses and are able to flush out the information they need to determine a person’s ability to make planning decisions and to counsel and advise them as to who may be the most appropriate […]

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Depending upon the progression of the illness the patient if able will need to think about who would is the best person to make their medical decisions and who is the best to manage their finances if they were no longer able to do so themselves.  They do not have to be the same person.

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By the time a family is “officially told” that their loved one has Alzheimer’ disease or another neurodegenerative disease, planning by the afflicted member may be quickly becoming an impossibility.  Thoughtful but quick action must be taken to ensure the person has the needed “legal” capacity. It is critical for the physician making the initial […]

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Attorney Brown speaking at Alzheimer’s Support Group on T19 (Medicaid) and Estate Planning

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OUTLINE OF PRESENTATION LEGAL AND FINANCIAL ISSUES: PLANNING AHEAD FOR THE CARE GIVER SPOUSE PLANNING TO UNDERTAKE IN ADVANCE FOR MEDICAL DECISION-MAKING I. Confirming and expressing wishes & values II. Medical Legal documents PLANNING TO UNDERTAKE IN ADVANCE FOR FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT Financial Legal documents definition and use II. Assets III. Role of Long Term Care […]

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On November 14th, 2007 Attorney Brown will be a speaker at a symposium on “Caring for Individuals for Alzheimer’s Disease”.  Attorney Brown will address “End of Life Issues in Alzheimer’s Care”.  The symposium will be held at the Lutheran Home of Southbury from 9am-1pm.  Call 203-264-9135 x159 to reserve a seat.

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Attorney Brown will conduct a family training workshop at Maplewood of Danbury on November 13, 2007 on “Legal Issues and Alzheimer’s Disease”.  The Alzheimer’s Association is sponsoring this workshop for care givers and other family members.

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