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When meeting with a client, it's important to assess their mental capacity/testamentary capacity. I recommend you perform a version of a mini-mental status exam. Do they know the season, month and year? Do they know the name of the president?
Do you know the 10 warning signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's disease? If you see them in yourself or a loved one, it's time to plan a doctor's visit.
The most important work of any ABA group happens in its committees, and we urge our members to get involved and make a difference. Signing up is easy on the SLD's Committees page.
Kerry R. Peck is the managing partner of the Chicago law firm Peck Ritchey, LLC where he concentrates his practice in Trust and Estate Litigation, Estate Planning/Administration, Guardianship and Fiduciary Litigation, and Elder Law. Kerry is the principal author of the book "Alzheimer's and the Law," published by the American Bar Association.
Your phone can help on a long trip, especially as a travel guide packed with maps and apps. If you're going abroad, be sure to get your cell phone provisioned for international use.
I have a moderate hearing loss and I sometimes have to ask people to repeat themselves. I find that hearing aids make a substantial difference for me professionally and socially.