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…

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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…

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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…

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Sugar and Aging

A poor, non-nutritional diet, particularly one high in sugar can have disastrous consequences for overall health particularly in our more senior years. The sugar effect is cumulative and some of the bodily harm sugar causes can take months or years to undo, if it can be undone at all. The more diet disciplined you are…