posted October 3, 2012
Kristin Shirahama and Don Freedman of the firm gave a two-hour workshop in Watertown on October 2 on legal and financial issues for families dealing with young-onset dementia, sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter. The workshop focussed on the unique issues facing people under age 65 diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease or related disorders, who may, at the time of diagnosis, be working, have working spouses, have minor or otherwise dependent children, and in many personal and financial ways reflect needs and circumstances different from older persons. Topics included dealing with the workplace, potential Social Security benefits for other family members, Medicare, MassHealth (Medicaid), protection of family income and assets, wills, trusts, durable powers of attorney, health care proxies and medical directives. For more information of young-onset and other programs of the Alzheimers Association, call the Association at 800.272.3900.
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