Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias – What Do Planners and Litigators Need to Know?
May 20, 2022
Moderator, California Lawyers Association Fourth Annual Financial Elder Abuse Symposium
Join Downey Brand partner and trust and estate litigator Jeff Galvin on May 20, 2022 at 10:15 am as he moderates the panel discussion “Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias – What Do Planners and Litigators Need to Know?” This California Lawyers Association program will begin with a presentation by geropsychologist Bonnie Olsen, Ph.D., on the causes of dementia and current conceptualizations and future trends in capacity assessment. She will review common capacity issues that arise in estate planning scenarios and pragmatic approaches to determining when an assessment by a mental health professional will be of benefit. Attorneys Yulissa Zulaica and Heather Matusmoto Hoekstra will share their observations on how dementia impacts estate planning. What can and should a lawyer without medical training do when asked to perform planning for a client who may have dementia? How can the lawyer assist the client without facilitating financial elder abuse?
For more information and to register, please visit the event webpage.