New Evidence Viruses May Play A Role In Alzheimer’s

New Evidence Viruses May Play A Role In Alzheimer’s

A recent study found evidence of increased herpes virus cells in brains affected with Alzheimer's. Previously, the formation of excess plaque in the brain had been the focus of research into the causes of Alzheimer's. It's good to see that medical doctors are keeping...

Edelson Law Speaking Engagements

Edelson Law Speaking Engagements

The week started out busy with a fantastic experience speaking with seniors by invitation of the Skokie Police Department. It was my first ever PowerPoint presentation, and it was very well-received by about 30 people. The audience asked some great questions about the...

A Celebrity Case Shows Why You Need a Will

A Celebrity Case Shows Why You Need a Will

The legendary musician Prince died of a drug overdose in 2016, and his 6 heirs are still battling it out, while banks and lawyers make millions. Because Prince's estate is filled with unique assets (rights to his music catalogue) there are complex valuation issues...

Huge Medicaid Civil Rights Win for Illinois Seniors

Huge Medicaid Civil Rights Win for Illinois Seniors

Illinois Federal Judge, Joan B. Gottschall In what is likely the most important Illinois civil rights case in over 40 years, Judge Joan B. Gottschall made the right call in her ground-breaking opinion in Koss v. Norwood (Case No. 17 C2762).  This case is important...

City of Chicago Senior Sewer Charge Waiver

City of Chicago Senior Sewer Charge Waiver

The great thing about practicing law is that I get to learn something new practically every day. Chicago is a city with notoriously high taxes, but here is a bit a relief you may not have heard about. This was certainly news to me! Seniors age 65 and older who live in...

ABLE Accounts for Special Needs Planning

ABLE Accounts for Special Needs Planning

ABLE accounts are a wonderful tool for special needs planning, and may be used apart from or with a special needs trust. They are easy to open online, provide much needed flexibility and the potential for independence for persons with special needs. To learn more,...

Medicare Pitfalls 2017

Medicare Pitfalls 2017

I am pleased to announce that my article entitled "Elder Law Insights:  Helping Clients Avoid Medicare Pitfalls" has just been published by the American Bar Association, Real Property Trusts and Estates E-newsletter.  Read the article here: "Elder Law Insights,...

Grankids and Alzheimers – Providing Hope and Health

Grankids and Alzheimers – Providing Hope and Health

Everyone says that the true highlight of life is becoming a grandparent, and I couldn't agree more.  But did you know spending time with your grandkids not only brings joy, but health benefits too, including longer life and even reducing the risk of Alzheimers.  Great...

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