In this month's newsletter, learn all about Alzheimer's disease.
 
 
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13 September, 2016
Good Afternoon! 

I would like to invite you to join the Hurley Elder Care Law team for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s! This year the walk is at Kennesaw State University Sports and Entertainment Park from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The Hurley Elder Care Law staff will be there, decked out in purple, to help raise awareness and show support for this great cause. To join our team, click on the link and follow the directions. http://act.alz.org/goto/HECL2016. If you have any questions about joining our team please contact Kari Gibbons at kgibbons@hurleyeclaw.com. We hope to see you there! 

 Event Details

Date: September 24, 2016

Time: Registration at 8:00 a.m., Ceremony at 9:00 a.m., Walk at 9:30 a.m.

Location: Kennesaw State University Sports and Entertainment Park 

3200 George Busbee Pkwy NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144

Route: 3 miles

Best, 
Miles Hurley, JD, CELA
All About Alzheimer's

As we age, it’s normal to start having memory problems such as forgetting which word to use or forgetting an important date. However, when memory loss starts to disrupt daily life it could be due to something more serious. One in three seniors die with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia, and every 67 seconds someone in the United States gets diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. According to these statistics you or a loved one will likely have the disease, so it’s important to be informed.

      What is Alzheimer’s disease?

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. It is a progressive and fatal disorder that results in the loss of brain cells and function. There is still a lot to learn about Alzheimer’s, but we do know that a person’s age, health and genetics play a role. Scientists believe that Alzheimer’s prevents brain cells from functioning properly, which ultimately results in the cell dying. This loss of brain cells is what causes symptoms like memory loss to develop.

What are the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease?

Early detection is key when dealing with Alzheimer’s. When caught early you can have better access to medical and support services, which may improve your quality of life. Early detection also allows you the opportunity to make legal, financial and care plans while you are still cognitively able. Bring it to your doctor’s attention if you notice any of these symptoms; memory changes that disrupt daily life, new problems with words in speaking or writing, misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps, decreased or poor judgement, changes in mood and personality, difficulty completing familiar tasks, or confusion with time and place.

·     What are the symptoms of Alzheimer’s?

Symptoms of Alzheimer’s may not be as noticeable to the individual, as they are to family members and friends. Memory loss and diminished cognitive ability are the primary symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Lesser known symptoms include disorientation, mood and behavior changes, confusion about time and place, and unfounded suspicions about family and friends. As the disease progresses, individuals may develop difficulties speaking, swallowing and walking.

What impact does Alzheimer’s have on family and friends?

It is important to know that Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias affect more than just the individual. This disease can take a significant physical, emotional and financial toll on the family and friends. As Alzheimer’s progresses the individual losses the ability to take care of him/herself, and that responsibility typically falls to family members to act as caregivers. Earlier this year we published a newsletter article that looked into all of the costs associated with dementia. To read that article and learn more about the different costs of dementia click here.

Although there is no cure, scientists are developing promising treatments and making great strides in Alzheimer’s research. Discovering a cure for Alzheimer’s disease is a cause that’s close to all of our hearts. In our firm, we deal with the legal and financial ramifications of Alzheimer’s disease every day. Many of our staff members have been caregivers to loved ones with Alzheimer’s. By supporting organizations like the Alzheimer’s Association and similar organizations, we can work together towards finding a cure to Alzheimer’s.

Family Business This month we have two wedding anniversaries to celebrate at Hurley Elder Care Law. Theresa and Michael celebrated their 4th anniversary on September 2nd, and Miles and Joanna celebrated their 22nd anniversary on September 3rd. Congratulations to both couples!
Upcoming Events!
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September 28- Please join Miles Hurley, JD, CELA as he discusses "You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know – The Importance of Being Educated Prior to a Crisis” on Wednesday September 28, 2016, from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at St. David’s Episcopal Church. No RSVP is necessary for this event.

September 29- Please join Miles Hurley, JD, CELA as he presents “The Dementia Maze: Understanding the Options and the Cost of Care” on Thursday September 29, 2016, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Dogwood Forest of Acworth.

September 29- Please join Danielle Humphrey, JD, CELA as she discusses "You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know – The Importance of Being Educated Prior to a Crisis” on Thursday September 29, 2016, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Abbotts Bar and Grill (Duluth). Dinner will be provided courtesy of Skylark Senior Care.

October 18- Please join Miles Hurley, JD, CELA as he presents "The Dementia Maze: Understanding the Options and Cost of Care” on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Cobb Senior Services.

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Miles P. Hurley, JD, CELA Miles P. Hurley founded Hurley Elder Care Law in 2006 to provide legal assistance to the elderly population on issues relating to aging including retaining independence, quality of life and financial security. Mr. Hurley is one of ten attorneys in the state of Georgia to receive the Elder Law Attorney Certification, and one of approximately 400 nationwide. 
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