Alzheimer’s or Dementia? You May Need an Elder Law Attorney

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This year, we recognize World Alzheimer’s Day on September 21st. According to COPS and the Alzheimer’s Association, there are more than five million people in the United States right now who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, with a new case being diagnosed every 67 seconds. With the growing number of people being affected by Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, we find more cases on the reporting of elder abuse. One problem in particular, is the way in which people take advantage of those with various forms of dementia.

Depressed old manSince Alzheimer’s and related conditions can impair the judgment of the affected person, it is much easier for that person to fall victim to scams that can lead to abuse or money theft. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce the risk of elders getting taken advantage of. There are also ways to help those who have already become victims, by recovering some of what was lost to scammers and other untrustworthy individuals.

One of the ways to help a victim recover financially is to contact an elder abuse attorney. With the right law attorney at your side, you and your loved one gain a stronger opportunity of getting the help and support you need. Financial exploitation is very common among those who suffer from Alzheimer’s and related mental conditions, but it’s definitely not the only problem.

Physical abuse is also a very common situation with elders. Their inability to defend themselves and/or incapability to tell someone what happened makes them an easy target. In these particular cases, the abuse can be ongoing, simply because the abused person doesn’t have an advocate to see what is taking place. Anyone who feels that a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia is being abused should contact an elder law attorney to get help and seek out their options.

By contacting Garcia & Artigliere through the chat feature on our website or by phone at 1-800-281-8515, you can have your case heard by competent, caring professionals who specialize in elder law. By working with an elder abuse attorney, you can reclaim peace of mind and determine whether you have a case you wish to pursue through the court system.