Morrison & Foerster LLP: Dementia and Legal Capacity

By Wendy M. Greenberg, Esq. , Morrison & Foerster LLP Dementia is a broad term used to describe impairment in multiple cognitive activities, including memory, language, motor skills, visuospacial skills, and executive function. Dementia is fairly common, affecting approximately one-third of all...

Pat Summitt Has Some Important Decisions To Make NOW

By Sabrina Winters As the coach of the Lady Vols basketball program at the University of Tennessee, Pat Summitt has amassed a legendary record with her teams winning 8 NCAA Championships, 29 SEC tournaments and regular season championships. She elevated the program to the highest level in women's...

Rhinestone Cowboy Not Riding Off into the Sunset

Glen Campbell, the Grammy Award-winning writer/performer of the hit song Rhinestone Cowboy , is not riding off into the sunset. Despite his recent diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease, the 75-year-old musician intends to perform as long as he can. He just released an album and has embarked on a...

The Graying of America: Challenges and Controversies: Doing the Right Thing: A Geriatrician's Perspective on Medical Care for the Person with Advanced Dementia

By Muriel R. Gillick* * Muriel R. Gillick, M.D., is a geriatrician and palliative care specialist at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates in Boston, Massachusetts and a Clinical Professor in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Excerpt from The Graying of America: Challenges...