Many seniors end up in acute-care beds in hospitals and may find their chronic health issues are mishandled, leading to their placement in a nursing home. (more…)
written by: Brad Michael
The conversation of our aging population and its impact on society seems to be the biggest news items these days…and for good reason. With all the subject matter I have read I found my time spent on the Canadian Alzheimer Society website the most valuable, The information you will find there is comprehensive, educational and informative. Take the time visit the site. You will be glad you did.
* In 2010, more than 500,000 Canadians were living with dementia
* Of these, approximately 71,000 are under the age of 65
* 1 in 11 Canadians over 65 has dementia
* Women account for 72% of all Alzheimer cases, and 62% of all dementia cases
* Within a generation, the numbers of Canadians living with dementia will more than double to 1.1 million
(source: CAS website )
Article from Your Estate Matters, a Publication of Clark Wilson’s Wealth Preservation Group.
Those of us practicing in Wills and Estates and all other professionals advising upon inheritance issues are very much aware of the many issues raised by clients afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease. We must be constantly aware of capacity issues when taking instructions and those of us who litigate estate issues often must carefully review medical records and secure expert reports for committeeship applications; undue influence or capacity challenges to wills and in fact in a host of other situations.
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The fact that over 6 million people have viewed this YouTube video speaks volumes… and volume just might be the answer. For all elderly care givers who work on a daily basis to make their loved ones more comfortable and inspired – music may be the answer. (more…)
There are a number of areas of practice where questions of capacity to instruct counsel arise and often perplex lawyers. (more…)