ELDER LAW ISSUES

Reverse Mortgage Danger Signals

SEPTEMBER 13, 2010 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 28 This week’s Elder Law Issues addresses a problem that is increasingly common in the senior community: the aggressive sale of reverse mortgage arrangements to homeowners who may not really need or benefit from such a financing technique. We saw the following list of danger signals for reverse mortgage…

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What is the Value of a Senior’s Life?

SEPTEMBER 6, 2010 VOLUME 17 NUMBER 28 The question addressed in a ruling last month by the Arizona Court of Appeals seems provocative. In a lawsuit based on the Arizona law prohibiting abuse, neglect or exploitation of vulnerable adults, does the very life of the abused senior have any intrinsic value? The Court’s answer: perhaps,…

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Book Review – Still Alice

Still Alice is a novel about a fifty-year old woman who is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimers. Alice is a Harvard professor in cognitive psychology. She is a brilliant woman who presents at several conferences around the world annually. She is at the height of her career when she begins noticing some forgetfulness, including names, words…

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