Elder law attorney
Caroline Knox is speaking today in Asheville about dementia and legal planning issues
at MemoryCare’s Caregiver Education Program. Caroline’s session
is the last in a series of two-hour lectures that are provided for caregivers
of persons with memory disorders. Sessions are designed to improve caregiver
understanding of different aspects of dementia care.
While it is important for everyone to have a plan for the future, it is
especially important for a person diagnosed with dementia. “Dementia”
is a general term for memory loss that is critical enough to interfere
with daily life. This general term encompasses many different diseases,
of which Alzheimer's is the most common.
The sooner planning can begin after a diagnosis is made, the more involved
the person with the diagnosis can be in making decisions about his or
her long-term care and financial future. Legal planning can include planning
for health and long-term care, making arrangements for finances and property,
and naming another person to make decisions on behalf of the person with dementia.
Caroline has extensive experience working with families, caregivers and
individuals diagnosed with dementia. Today, she will discuss:
- Options for health and long-term care decision-making for the person with dementia,
- Options for managing the person’s care and property, and
- Possible coverage of long-term care services, included what is provided
by Medicare, Medicaid and other public benefits.
Caroline has received the designation of Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA)
by The National Elder Law Foundation and is widely recognized as an expert
in providing legal counsel to individuals with dementia and other memory
impairments and their families. Caroline’s team provides comprehensive
support for issues surrounding elder law issues to provide clients, families
and caregivers peace of mind.
MemoryCare is a community based non-profit charitable organization providing
care for patients with dementia and counseling for their care-givers and
families. For more information about MemoryCare, visit