Certified Elder Care Attorney, Victoria Collier, helps bring greater awareness to Alzheimer’s in honor of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and shares information that can help prevent and manage the disease.
Decatur, GA, November 9, 2017: Victoria L. Collier, founder of The Elder & Disability Law Firm, has posted a new article on her law firm’s website entitled “November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month.” Ms. Collier shares little-known facts about the disease which may serve to prevent or help someone take action to manage a loved one’s disease.
Collier writes, “Back in 1983, President Ronal Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. Back then, fewer than 2 million Americans had the disease.” She continues adding, “Today there are more than 5 million people with the disease. Some sources indicate that number is likely to triple by 2050. It is the sixth leading cause of death in the USA and is climbing steadily in the rankings. Also, Alzheimer’s is the leading cause of dementia and accounts for about 65% of all dementia worldwide. “
“If a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s,” says Collier, “I pray that you have taken action to have their legal and healthcare needs handled before they are unable to make decisions. That is one of the most rewarding things family members can do for loved ones the moment there are symptoms.”
Collier also writes, “In addition, I am providing an excerpt from a recent article posted at caring.com to help raise awareness of this heartbreaking disease.”
The first item from the article Collier provides states that Alzheimer’s is generally detected at the “end-stage of the disease.”
The entire article can be read at http://www.elderlawgeorgia.com/november-national-alzheimers-disease-awareness-month/
About Victoria Collier
Victoria L. Collier, CELA founded The Elder & Disability Law Firm of Victoria L. Collier, P.C. to serve the legal needs of seniors when their health care needs increase. Victoria is also Co-Founder of Collier Scott Financial Solutions, LLC. At both firms WE BELIEVE that people should not have to lose everything they’ve worked a lifetime to earn and that every person is an individual who deserves respect and the highest quality of life possible, regardless of age or ability.
Victoria enlisted in the U.S. Air Force during Desert Storm, 1989-1995, and also served in the U.S. Army Reserves, 1Lt. 2001-2004, JAG Corps. Victoria is a national expert on the VA Wartime Pension for veterans and their widows who need additional assistance with activities of daily living and helping them qualify for and receive tax-free income from the VA to pay for it. Victoria graduated from Valdosta State University with a B.A. in Psychology and then University of Nebraska, College of Law. In 2014, Victoria was awarded with the Alumni Master Award from the University of Nebraska.
Victoria is a Certified Elder Law Attorney through The National Elder Law Foundation and has been named as the only attorney in Georgia as “Fellow” of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). Victoria was appointed by Governor Perdue to the Georgia Council on Aging, 2010 – 2016 and was awarded Dekalb County Veteran of the Year, 2013. She is the author of 47 Secret Veterans Benefits for Seniors; Paying for Long Term Care – Financial Help for Wartime Veterans: The VA Aid & Attendance Benefit. Victoria has co-authored several books: Blooper Episodes in Estate Planning, Don’t Go Broke in a Nursing Home, and Protect Your IRA: Avoid the 5 Common Mistakes. Most notably, Victoria co-authored the National Best Seller, The Road to Success, with Jack Canfield, author of Chicken Soup for the Soul series.
About The Elder & Disability Law Firm
The Elder & Disability Law Firm was established to serve the legal needs of senior citizens when their healthcare needs increase. The Firm focuses its entire practice on Elder Law and Estate Planning matters, which encompasses the areas of Asset Protection, Medicaid Planning, VA Benefits planning, Estate and Special Needs Planning. Victoria Collier has grown her law practice through her personable nature and good management skills.