Posts Tagged ‘Walk to End Alzheimer’s’

Article 80-Estate Planning Series: Is This Part of Your Estate Plan?

Written by Wright Law on . Posted in Estate Planning

Recently, hundreds participated locally in an incredible event.  On Saturday, September 10th, Southeastern Idaho held its first “Walk to End Alzheimer’s®” by the Alzheimer’s Association®.  The number of participants and the amount of contributions both far surpassed what I thought would be realistic.

Participants included several living with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers, family members and others who simply wanted to be involved in a tremendous cause.  It was inspiring. 

Article 69-Estate Planning Series: This is How You Can Make a Difference

Written by Wright Law on . Posted in Estate Planning, Long Term Care

They call it a “virtual dementia” tour.  For a ten to fifteen-minute period, I was placed in an environment designed to simulate the effects of dementia.    People living with dementia often appear docile, giving the impression that dementia is somehow a serene experience.   My experience was anything but serene. 

Even though my mind re-acclimated within a few minutes, my body was still trying to make sense of the experience.  I felt out of breath, even though I had done nothing strenuous.  I left with a greater sensitivity for those who live with dementia, and for their caregivers.

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