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Stroke Awareness: A Timeline for Acting FAST

Last week, I wrote about a client who had a stroke and needed my assistance. Mary, age 64, developed a sudden loss of speech and had some weakness on her right side. She had been visiting with friend in Atlanta, Georgia and was taken to a nearby emergency room. Over the course of the next [...]

Stroke Awareness Month: the Guidance You Need

*The names and identifying details in the following blog post have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals.* Two years ago, I got a call over Labor Day weekend from a colleague who was visiting his wife in Atlanta, Georgia. His wife had been in Atlanta to visit a friend, and as he was [...]

May is Stroke Awareness Month

May is Stroke Awareness Month! Strokes kill more than 133,000 Americans every year. Having a stroke is also the leading cause of long-term disability. So, during the month of May, we bring awareness to the prevention of strokes, as well as the signs and symptoms of a stroke. A stroke occurs when a clot forms [...]

How a Health Advocate Can Save You

The following article, "How a Health Advocate Can Save You," is by guest blogger Aviv Bliwas — Elder Law Attorney ### When my mother was dying of cancer, her oncologist recommended she get chemo in another part of her body where there was cancer. It was not the part that was killing her, and it was [...]