200901.06
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Clifton B. Kruse, Jr., Leading Elder Law Attorney, Dies at 74

Clifton B. Kruse, Jr., a revered elder law attorney who was admired as much for his kindness and generosity to fellow practitioners as for his grasp of the law, died December 30, 2008, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was 74. The cause was complications from Alzheimer’s disease. For many in the field, Kruse set the standard for all…

200810.26
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Aging In America Webcast – October 30

We invite you to register and attend the first-ever National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys public Webcast. “Aging in America: How to Plan for it” is a one-hour videotaped news program broadcast “live” via the Internet. Streamed at NAELA.org on October 30 at 1:00 pm ET, the free Webcast will be moderated by AARP’s Wil…

200806.03
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NAELA moving to Washington, DC

The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys has announced to its members that the Board has decided to move its headquarters to Washington, DC from its current location in Arizona. NAELA has over 5000 attorney members from all over the country who are the leaders in Elder Law and Special Needs representation. The Academy was…

200801.22
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Alzheimer’s Disease and Statin Drugs

New research says that taking cholesterol-lowering (statin) drugs, offers no protection against Alzheimer’s disease as opposed to earlier reports which indicated otherwise. The January 16, 2008, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology reports on a study that found no relationship between statin use and Alzheimer’s disease. 929 people…

200801.18
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Durable Powers of Attorney

One of your most important Life & Estate Planning tools is the Durable Power Of Attorney. This is a written authorization, granting your chosen “Agent” (also called your “Attorney in Fact”) the legal power to act for you (you are called the “Principal.”) It is similar to hiring an employee to do a job for you, however an…

200705.31
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Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk

Periodically I write about the perils of Joint Ownership, and it’s time for another update. My clients keep telling me about their joint accounts with their children’s names on them. When I inform them of the possible pitfalls they are always shocked. I recently heard a first hand example of another disastrous result. Joint Ownership…