Why Advance Planning has Benefits

During a presentation (11/07/15) at an event hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Maryland, I was excited to hear some of the questions coming from audience members. Many of whom are caregivers navigating the challenges of taking care of a loved one with Dementia. A few of the questions revolved around issues related to: … Continue reading Why Advance Planning has Benefits

Alzheimer’s Association Greater Maryland – Annual Pythias A. and Virginia I. Jones African-American Community Forum on Memory Loss

Annual Pythias A. and Virginia I. Jones African-American Community Forum on Memory Loss This free conference is named in honor of the parents of the Honorable Verna L. Jones-Rodwell, Ernestine Jones Jolivet, Alvin A. Jones, Pythias D. Jones, M.D. and the late Gilda Jones Garrett. Pythias A. and Virginia I were affected by dementia. The … Continue reading Alzheimer’s Association Greater Maryland – Annual Pythias A. and Virginia I. Jones African-American Community Forum on Memory Loss

Emergency Room Trip – Mom or Dad Under Observation or Admitted

This blog post was updated on 3/8/2017: After many complaints, thousands of dollars in medical bills and other issues that affect our most vulnerable populations (the elderly and the disabled), the law has changed.  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid has posted the new requirement that hospital personnel must inform Medicare beneficiaries of their status … Continue reading Emergency Room Trip – Mom or Dad Under Observation or Admitted

6 Things you Should Know About Alzheimer’s Disease

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We are living longer these days. Active lifestyles, healthy eating, medical advances and genetics are all playing a role in longer life expectancies for many people. With that in mind, how has your family been affected by Alzheimer’s? If you are fortunate, you may be asking: what is Alzheimer’s and why should I care? Alzheimer's … Continue reading 6 Things you Should Know About Alzheimer’s Disease

Safe Today, Healthy Tomorrow – Older Americans Month – May 2014

Did you know that Older Americans Month is in May? Every year since 1963, US presidents have proclaimed that during the month of May we should acknowledge the contributions of those over 65. The theme this year focuses on keeping seniors safe from injury, accidents, violence and abuse. On April 30, 2014, The White House, Office … Continue reading Safe Today, Healthy Tomorrow – Older Americans Month – May 2014

What Does Estate Planning Mean for Women? Part 1

This is Part 1 of a 3 part series that focuses on Women and Estate Planning as we celebrate Mother’s Day 2014. Part 1 sheds some light on beneficiary designations and staying involved in the estate planning process. The life expectancy of women continues to rise, leaving women widowed at a higher rate than men. … Continue reading What Does Estate Planning Mean for Women? Part 1