Brad Dickerson, MD, Jennifer Pilcher-Warren, PhD, CMC, Katie Brandt, MS Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) is the name given to a number of brain disorders that primarily affect the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain. They are usually slowly progressive and may affect various aspects of a person’s cognitive function, behavior, language, emotions or personality, and/or…
Donald M. Freedman, Esq. While Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is primarily a disease of old age, for about 5%, or about 200,000 people in the US, the disease has an onset prior to age 65, and includes people in their 40’s and 50’s and sometimes even younger. Young-onset Alzheimer’s disease is defined by the Alzheimer’s Association…
Katie Brandt, MS On my ninth wedding anniversary, I received a bouquet of two dozen roses. Fuchsia pink, ruby red, and vibrant orange, as bright as the sunshine outside on that warm August day in 2011. Our three-year-old son, Noah, loved pushing his face into the blooms, breathing in and out to inhale the strong…
Summer 2019 Issue
- Aging Life Care Professionals Serving as a Client’s Decision Maker: The Pros, the Cons, and What to Consider
- Who Should Be Paying the Bills and Managing the Finances?
- Substitute Decision Making versus Supported Decision Making: What is the Difference?
- Supported Decision Making for Elders with Dementia: A Deep Dive
- The Care Committee™: A Planning Tool for Clients Without Families