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Conviction of Astor's Son Helps Other Financial Elder Abuse Cases

Advocates for the elderly say the conviction of legendary New York socialite Brooke Astor's son on charges of financially abusing ...

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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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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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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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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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The Difference Between Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

Many people use the terms Alzheimer's disease and dementia interchangeably, but they have very different meanings...

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