In February 2024, Justice in Aging released a new report based on California’s “performance measure” data from the state’s Medicaid assisted living program. Aging in Justice concluded that the quality of care measures provide no meaningful information. A perfect score tells you nothing about the quality of care residents receive. The report concludes that the […]

Georgia Adult Protective Services Authority for Adult Protective Services is found at O.C.G.A. § 30-5-1 et seq. The stated purpose of the Act ” is to provide protective services for abused, neglected, or exploited disabled adults and elder persons. It is not the purpose of this chapter to place restrictions upon the personal liberty of […]

Sometimes you just have to say No “No” isn’t a four-letter word. Saying “no” isn’t necessarily bad and you shouldn’t feel bad when you say it. Part of saying no means taking a stand. It can mean standing up to injustice. For example, our legal system is, for the most part, dependent on people saying […]

This is the first in a series of posts exploring why people do what they do. In this post, we’re discussing certainty. When I was a young lawyer, I worked on a corporate team where Fortune 500 companies paid tens of thousands of dollars for certainty. When they signed a contract, they wanted to know […]

Aging and Cognitive Health Evaluation in Elders (ACHIEVE) is a landmark study of the effect of hearing intervention on brain health in older adults. Findings, recently published in Lancet, showed that hearing loss is associated with cognitive decline and one goal was to determine whether hearing intervention could reduce cognitive decline. ACHIEVE’s key findings showed […]

Brother Allen Byers spoke from Genesis 21, beginning at verse 11. The message, called Slow Down To Look Around, tells us that it’s not our responsibility to make God’s promises come true. Yes, we’re supposed to obey God and avoid laziness, but God will make His own promises come true. Listen HERE.

As of the date of this post, the following events are upcoming in Northwest Georgia: Saturday, July 22nd – Phil Wilson’s “7th Annual Float For Hope”. An Alzheimer’s Association benefit. Starting at 11am at Grizzard Park. $10 per person. Raffle tickets are available and an after party at River Remedy!   Saturday, July 22nd – The Fountains in […]

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The FDA has approved Leqembi (Lecanemab) for patients with mild dementia and other symptoms caused by early Alzheimer’s disease. Approval followed a determination that a confirmatory trial verified clinical benefit. Leqembi is the first amyloid beta-directed antibody to be converted from an accelerated approval to a traditional approval for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. In […]

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Here are a few stats: The average shopper sees 4,000 ads in a day. The average person is interrupted once every 8 minutes. On average, people spend 3 hours and 15 minutes per day on their phones. The typical American spends three hours per day watching TV. The stats on prayer aren’t quite as good. […]

If you are in the midst of a crisis, it’s critical for doctors and other health care providers to know who to listen to and who can make decisions. Obviously, if it’s your regular physician, the ideal solution is to give him or her a copy of your health care advance directive and have it […]

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