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Caregivers Managing a Parkinson's Diagnosis

     A diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease (PD), the onset of Parkinson's tremors, and other PD symptoms can take a significant toll on a senior and the family members involved in caregiving. The difficulties and challenges that follow the progression of Parkinson's Disease are not only physically challenging, but are also psychological, financial, and emotional challenges.
     Coming to grips with a loved-one's Parkinson's diagnosis may entail dealing with stress, denial, and depression and many other emotional repercussions.
     Upon learning of a Parkinson's disease diagnosis, consider responding to PD by forming a strong support group for both caregiver and diagnosee. A Parkinson's support team can be other people with PD and their caregivers, legal and estate planning specialists, and also Medical professionals, like doctors, nurses, and health-care aides.
     When you connect with other people familiar with the neurological and life changes that are part of life with Parkinson's, you will be able to learn about PD, keep the downsides of the disease in perspective, plan ahead, respond appropriately, and manage as best you can with the inevitable degenerative declines accompanying a life affected by Parkinson's Disease.
     Whether you are at the start of your Parkinson's diagnosis or have been dealing for many years, please consider the geriatric care professionals here at MyAgingFolks.com as a source for your medical questions, a source for your legal information, and a locus of emotional support.

Expert Answers to Alzheimer's Diagnosis Q's

My disabled daughter takes Ensure Plus because her weight is only 68 pounds and she is 4' 10" and 31 years old. She was getting the Ensure under Medicaid but now that she is also under Medicare I do not know if she will still be able to get the Ensure. S ... See All Answers
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Mary K. , Nurse and Care Manager answers:
Being on Medicare should have nothing to do with the Ensure reimbursement. Medicare is a hospital and physician reimbursement system. If Medicaid was paying for it before, I do not see why that would change. ...

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My disabled daughter was getting diapers supplied by Medicaid and she was just put on Medicare as well. Will she still be able to get the diapers supplied to her? She lived in New Jersey. ... See All Answers
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Mary K. , Nurse and Care Manager answers:
Medicare will never pay for diapers. If Medicaid was paying for it before, then there should be no change in that coverage for her. ...

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My mother has dementia and is in assisted living. Her home is in a revocable trust and family wants to sell it to nephew on contract for way below market value. Is this legal? ... See All Answers
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David T. , Elder Law Attorney answers:
No - Must be fair market value. ...

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My brother and I are thinking of moving my Mom to Colorado, selling her homestead house here in Florida. What will the repercussions of that be to medicaid eligibility in Colorado? ... See All Answers
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Emma H. , Elder Law Attorney answers:
The Medicaid rules you have to be concerned about are those in the State where your mother will reside. So, it would appear that you should discuss Medicaid eligibility with an elder care attorney in Colorado. A home cannot be considered exempt once it i ...

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if i've been my mom's caretaker for seven years, am I entitled to a portion of the equity in her house? ... See All Answers
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Emma H. , Elder Law Attorney answers:
There is an exemption under both federal and Florida Medicaid law which allows a home to be "gifted" to a child who has resided in the home of the parent for 2 years or greater. There is no entitlement to ownership in the home by the child under Medicaid ...

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My ex husband has some land, he has three kids, and one of them is taking everything. how do i protect the other two ... See All Answers
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Margy C. , Geriatric Care Manager answers:
This is Kelly Saunders with Guardian & Conservator Services, Inc. in SLC. My suggestion would be to contact an elder law attorney because this is really a legal matter as it relates to one’s capacity to make decisions about their estate. A good attorney ...

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I Am Under Plenary Guardianship. What can legally happen if I runaway from my placement ... See All Answers
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Vicki K. , Nurse and Care Manager answers:
This is a legal issue. An attorney is the best resource for this matter. ...

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Care giver for dad lived in his home 10yrs. he is in a home now and my daughter and I live In the house now. Should it be given to me per maine state laws ... See All Answers
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Margaret S. , Geriatric Care Manager answers:
The Maine State Recovery Act has exemptions whereby a family member who lived in the home for several years and provided care to help keep that person at home can apply for an exemption. There are some stipulations. It is best to either call the Long Term ...

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Three grown daughters who live in Texas were told by their 83 yr old father on his deathbed in state of Washington that they were in his will and would receive a substantial amt of stocks and bonds to be divided among the 3 of them when he passed away. He ... See All Answers
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Debbie S. , Geriatric Care Manager answers:
Daughters need to secure a consult with an elder care attorney in Washington In the county he lived in ...

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