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American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys

The American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys was established in 1992. Mr. Holmgren has been an active member since 1995. Click here to visit his Academy website.

Long Life in Okinawa

Take a moment to watch this video from CNN on the amazing health and long life of Okinawans.

Seinfeld Has An Answer for Everything

In this classic Seinfeld episode, Jerry and Kramer discuss living wills. Although humorous, it makes a great point about the importance of this key document.

 

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Utah's New Domestic Asset Protection Trust (DAPT)

Effective May 2013, the DAPT statute (or DAPT law) provides a powerful way to protect assets from various creditors and especially from lawsuits.

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10 Common Signs of Alzheimer's Disease
Posted on Oct. 5, 2012

Alzheimer’s Disease touches all of us. It is an insidious disease that is often as hard on the family and caretakers as it is on the victims. It can even cause anxiety for those of us who have a simple memory misfire in the course of the day. A bout of confusion can cause us to worry if we are experiencing signs of something more serious. Knowing the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease can help alleviate fears and keep us proactive in detecting the disease should it be in its early stages.

In my law practice, I am committed to promoting awareness of Alzheimer’s Disease, especially because early detection aids with improved care and quality of life for those with the disease and also for their caregivers. Early detection also opens the door for exploration of treatments that may provide relief, increase chances of eligibility for clinical drug trials and maintain independence for a longer period of time.  Medical technology is moving forward very fast with this disease and I, for one, don’t want to be living in denial when there is something available that will either slow the disease’s progress or eliminate it from my life or family.

This list of the common signs of the disease published by the Alzheimer’s Early Detection Alliance (AEDA) (http://www.alz.org/aeda/aeda.asp) will help you determine whether you or your loved ones are at risk.

10 Common Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease:

1) Memory changes that disrupt daily life.

2) Challenges in planning or solving problems.

3) Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work or at leisure.  

4) Confusion with time or place.

5) Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships.

6) New problems with words in speaking or writing.

7) Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps.

8) Decreased or poor judgment.

9) Withdrawal from work or social activities.

10) Changes in mood and personality.

Additional resources for information on Alzheimer’s include The Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org), Alzheimer’s Disease Research (http://www.ahaf.org/alzheimers/) and the National Institute on Aging (http://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers). Also, the American Society on Aging provides free online webinars at: http://asaging.org/healthy-longevity-series

Caregivers also need support. A good source of information for caregivers is www.homecareassistance.com.

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I help clients prepare for their unexpected death or disability. Using legal documents such as Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorney, LLCs and more, we can ensure that your hard-earned assets go to the right people, at the right time, and in the right way–and are managed by someone who is competent, skilled and trustworthy.

I also help clients identify their non-monetary legacy (values, wisdom, principles, beliefs, life experiences, family name and a commitment to certain charitable causes) and how to effectively pass that legacy on to family and others.

Take time to consider the value of your life to others. Don't miss opportunities to leave a greater legacy than just money.

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