The most common type of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible and progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills. Eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest of tasks is beyond the patient’s capability. It is not a part of normal aging.
Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease that begins slowly and gets worse over time. In its early stages, memory loss is mild; however, as the disease progresses, individuals lose their ability to interact with or respond to their environment. How quickly the disease advances varies from person to person. Currently, there is no cure. Advances in medicine have been able to slow the worsening of dementia symptoms and improve the quality of life for those with Alzheimer’s.
I often hear people refer to all types of dementia as Alzheimer’s. While Alzheimer’s is the most common of dementias, it is by no means the only type.
Dementia is not a specific disease, but rather describes a group of symptoms affecting memory, thinking, and social abilities severely enough to interfere with daily functioning, such as paying bills or becoming lost while driving.
Cheri Elson has been licensed to practice law in California since 2001 and was certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Probate, and Trust Law. Cheri is delighted to announce that she has begun practicing law once again!
Cheri is honored to have been chosen by Allen Drescher to carry on his practice, which is one of the most respected in the Rogue Valley and has been serving this great community for over 40 years. As well as providing legal counsel in the areas of Estate Planning and Elder Law, Cheri will be able to handle many other areas of law, serving the legal needs of both her existing clients and Allen’s clients as Allen has in the past.
Cheri’s service and commitment to her clients will not change. What will change are the resources she has to offer, the ability to fully represent her clients, and the opportunity to assist you in a wide range of legal issues.