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Book Review: A Doctor's Prescription for Better End-of-Life Care

Advances in medicine are allowing Americans to live longer than ever, but The Best Care Possible argues that we are doing a ...

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Nasty, Brutish & Long: Adventures in Old Age and the World of Eldercare

A psychologist with years of experience treating nursing home residents reveals the bureaucratic and sometimes heartless world behind the cosmetic facades of places with names like "Pleasant Manor," and reflects on how care at the end of life could be made more humane.

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New Yorker Cartoonist Lauds Elder Law Profession in Interviews About Her Book

The popular New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast has created a graphic memoir of coping with her parents' final years, titled "Can't We...

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ElderLaw 101

Guardianship and Conservatorship

Every adult is assumed to be capable of making his or her own decisions unless a court determines otherwise.

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Use This Form to Avoid Loved Ones Being Denied Medical Information About You

If you are in the hospital, the last thing you want is for a family member or a trusted friend to be denied information about your condition or prognosis.

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Robin Williams' Death Laid to Underdiagnosed Form of Dementia

Although depression was initially given as the cause of actor Robin Williams’ suicide in 2014, his widow says autopsy results lay the blame on Lewy body dementia, a fairly common but hard-to-diagnose form of dementia. 

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Stay in Charge of Your Medical Care

A free medical decision-making guide helps people identify what is important to them and communicate that information to health care agents and others.

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Is It Better to Remarry or Just Live Together?

Finding love later in life may be unexpected and exciting, but should it lead to marriage?

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