We Understand The Difficulties

As we age, we tend to lose our short-term memory. We remember our second grade picnic, but forget what we had for dinner last night. These can be minor inconveniences and people make allowances for them.

However, when an elder person is frequently confused about time or place, when they experience memory loss which disrupts daily life, when they have difficulty completing familiar tasks and repeatedly misplace things and are losing the ability to retrace steps, and have decreased or poor judgment, there is cause for investigation by trained medical personnel.

Alzheimer's is but one form of dementia. Yet it, untreated, can end a person's life, in months or short or long years. Those loving and caring for a family member can be ignored and turned upon, and they often wonder if this is the same loved one they grew up with.

And, there are always those who prey on the weak and confused. In their confusion, those with Alzheimer's can trust people who should never be trusted, spend money in poor judgment ventures and actually turn over money and assets built up over their lifetime to a relative stranger.

There is no current cure for Alzheimer's or dementia. But treatments for symptoms, combined with the right protections — like powers of attorney, conservatorships and guardianships crafted by a skilled, experienced firm — can protect and buffer our loved ones during their last years.

The attorneys at the Hodges Law Firm, and managing partner Russell Hodges — who has received an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available — have repeatedly and successfully built up protective walls for those slipping into dementia and Alzheimer's. This not only protects the elderly but also saves family assets for those who love and care for them. If you have suspicions about the mental stability of a loved one, or suspect someone is trying to take advantage of them, call the Hodges Law Firm, LLC, at 404-824-4225 or contact us online.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.