Archive for the ‘Elder Law’ Category

When There is No POA for Care.

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

We are seeing more and more seniors who are outliving their family and friends whom they had named as their POA and are now alone. Fortunately, when the banks are named as POA for property, they are able to step in and  start acting when needed.  However where does the ...

Ban on Physician Assisted Suicide declared unconstitutional by Supreme Court – Part II

Friday, February 20th, 2015

We discussed in our blog last week the Carter decision, which has been lauded (or complained of depending on your view) as a resurgence of judicial activism. What does seem clear is that the Supreme Court has opened the door for substitute decisions makers to act on the authority given ...

What kind of physician is an expert in capacity assessment….and what is ‘Brain Sciences’ anyway?

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Disorders of the brain and mind have not always been segregated into the medical disciplines of Psychiatry (mind) and Neurology (brain). Before the rise of Psychoanalysis and large mental hospitals (asylums), a single physician (albeit with limited clinical tools) looked after both types of patients. Freud began his career as ...