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Dementia: Not an elderly person’s disease anymore
You probably think of dementia and cognitive decline as something that only happens to people in their elder years. However, at Miorini Law we sometimes have cases in which a younger individual suffers from dementia. According to studies published in the Journal of American Medical Association's Neurology, up to five percent of all dementia cases are between the ages of 30 and 64. 

An estimated 175 thousand Americans have the condition, accounting for roughly three percent of all dementia cases. While that still means the condition, known as young-onset dementia, is rare, it's important to know it can happen. Also, because of the low percentage, doctors don't have much experience diagnosing it, sometimes mistaking it for depression, anxiety or "burn out" issues.

This is why everyone should have some estate planning documents in place with a minimum of executing a Power of Attorney and an advance medical directive in order to have medical advocates and avoid guardianship.

"We see that the first symptoms in young people are usually not the symptoms you would expect when you think of dementia," said Stevie Hendriks, one of the researchers on the new study. "Instead of memory impairment, young people more often present with changes in behavior or emotions, or sometimes language problems."

Because the disease in younger people is uncommon, finding the right kind of specialized services can be more difficult. For example, putting a younger person in a care facility can be challenging because openings are usually for senior citizens. Group home placements can be an option. 

Some with young-onset dementia are in the prime of theirs lives and working, with far from sufficient savings for early retirement. Sometimes they have a spouse, children, and even elderly parents to care for. Asset protection can be helpful, saving the family from financial destitution due to long term care costs.

Whether you need guidance in selecting the right facility or in seeking long term care without draining your assets, feel free to contact us.
Congress and retirement savings
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In late 2019, the SECURE Act was passed as an incentive for Americans to save more for retirement. One main change was to raise the minimum distribution age from 70 and ½ to 72.

Congress is now reviewing multiple proposals to further encourage Americans to save for retirement including:

  • raising the minimum distribution age again from 72 to 75
  • allowing more part-timers to participate in 401(k)'s
  • letting people age 60 and older contribute more to 401(k)s

We will keep you updated.
Our Next Complimentary Seminars

Online or In-Person!
Online

Friday October 1, 2021
Estate Planning in Plain English
Why it's Critical to Your Loved Ones
This easy to understand seminar will help you to learn how
to protect your family and wealth

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Protect Your Retirement
Don't let long-term care and probate expenses drain your assets.

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
In Person

Saturday October 2, 2021
Estate Planning in Plain English
Why it's Critical to Your Loved Ones
This easy to understand seminar will help you to learn how
to protect your family and wealth

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Protect Your Retirement
Don't let long-term care and probate expenses drain your assets.

11:30 am - 12:00 pm
You may register for one or both online seminars by clicking on the above links or by contacting Alyssa at (703) 448-6121 or info@miorinilaw.com.
Yahne's Personal and Professional Corner

Yahne fisited her family in France in August! While traveling she was adhering to all of the COVID requirements including presenting a vaccine pass.
Speaking of that, so you can have peace of mind when visiting us, everyone in our office is vaccinated. We have also invested in air filtering machines in every room. We continue to utilize cleaning supplies and hand sanitizers, especially because of the Delta variant.
Alyssa Mathena, our Client Relations and Marketing Coordinator, is still relatively recent to the DC area and is using her newcomer status to explore and discover!
Our paralegal Kyla Cumberland is preparing for her September wedding!
Our Philosophy
Yahne Miorini, LL.M
My practice emphasizes the human element, seeking to foster long-term family stability and efficient governance as well as providing wealth preservation and tax planning.

I look forward to your participation in our online seminars!

Sincerely,
Yahne