10 Ways to Help Reduce Your Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s


­ Now that you have reached a stage in life where estate planning makes sense – that is, adulthood -- it’s not too early or too late to try to keep yourself mentally alert and healthy as you grow older. One of the big health problems people worry about is developing Alzheimer’s disease. One in 10 Americans who are 65 or over has Alzheimer’s. One-third of Americans over age 85 has Alzheimer’s. It is the sixth largest cause of death in the United States, and the only one of the top 10 causes that can’t be cured, slowed or reliably [...]

10 Ways to Help Reduce Your Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s2020-10-14T21:55:40+00:00

Alzheimer’s Association Releases its 2018 Annual Report


Earlier this year, the Alzheimer’s Association released its Facts and Figures Report for 2018. Although we still don’t know everything we would like to know about the causes of Alzheimer’s disease or how to cure it, the Alzheimer’s Association report is a good opportunity to review what we do know and why early detection is important. So, if you have an hour to sit and digest the full report, please click the link above. If you’d rather read a short summary of some of the report’s key points, keep reading below. A Quick Primer on Terminology The Alzheimer’s Association report [...]

Alzheimer’s Association Releases its 2018 Annual Report2020-10-14T22:37:56+00:00

What Is Alzheimer’s And Can You Prevent It?


What Is Alzheimer’s And Can You Prevent It? As the size of the 65-and-older population grows, so does the number of Americans with Alzheimer's disease. It is estimated that by 2025, the number of 65+ Americans with Alzheimer's will reach 7.1 million – a 40-percent increase from the 5.1 million 65-plussers affected by the disease in 2015. Currently Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S.; and it’s the only disease in the top 10 causes of death in America that cannot be prevented, cured or slowed. So what exactly is Alzheimer’s disease? The Alzheimer’s Association defines [...]

What Is Alzheimer’s And Can You Prevent It?2021-02-09T21:18:37+00:00

Tales of Caution: Medi-Cal Recovery


Tales of Caution: Medi-Cal Recovery Hello, everybody, and welcome to my video blogs. I'm Bridget Mackay. I'm an attorney and I work in the area of estate planning, trust administration, and elder law. And this month, for October, we are doing Tales Of Caution. This Tale of Caution is about who I would like to call Medi-Cal Recovery Ruth. Ruth and John, a married couple, spent their lives, their working lives, building up their nest egg for retirement. They enjoyed the fruits of their labor and they both retired for about 10 years. Then John was diagnosed with Dementia. [...]

Tales of Caution: Medi-Cal Recovery2020-06-29T21:59:07+00:00