Elder Law Guidance Coordinates Efforts with CEMP to Raise Awareness on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) June 15

Local Effort to Build Community Consciousness About Elder Neglect and Abuse June 14, 2021, Richmond – Elder Law Guidance: The Elder Law Practice of Scott E. Collins, PLLC, and the Council for Elder Maltreatment Prevention of Madison County is commemorating World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15 by raising awareness about the signs of…

Memory care and the epidemic of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is a chronic neurodegenerative disease typically with a long pre-clinical phase which gradually worsens. Initial symptoms are often mistaken for normal aging and include problems with language, mood swings, disorientation, loss of motivation, poor self-care and behavioral issues. There are no treatments to stop or reverse the disease progression. Alzheimer’s accounts for 60 to…

Age Discrimination

Age discrimination in the workplace is a problem that has been addressed by lawmakers since the 1960’s but continues to be a serious problem. According to study.com, age discrimination is defined as “the practice of letting a person’s age unfairly become a factor when deciding who receives a new job, promotion, or other job benefits. Decisions…

Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is a problem that takes many forms. Unfortunately, many seniors are subjected to elder abuse and often times the abuse goes unreported and the abuser goes unpunished. Elder abuse may take the form of physical abuse, include hitting, striking, beating, kicking, and using excessive force. This may also include the overuse of restraints…