Cheri Elson Sperber and Allen G. Drescher, Retired
SERVING ASHLAND AND SOUTHERN OREGON SINCE 1973
21 S. 2nd St. ● Ashland ● Oregon ● 97520
Info@AshlandOregonLaw.Com
541.482.4935
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New Beginnings!

Welcome to my new blog – I am so excited to be here!  I thought I would take this opportunity to introduce myself, both personally and professionally.  My husband and I moved here from Southern California three years ago.  I knew of Ashland because I had been here for the Shakespeare festival with my parents while I was in college.  My husband had never been here, but knew about it and always wanted to see Ashland and the Shakespeare festival.  In 2012, we came up together and immediately fell in love with the town.  The culture, the nature, the warmth of the people here – it was everything we wanted in a community and Adam and I decided then and there that someday we would live here. After seeing all of our kids off on the college route, we realized our dream and moved to Ashland the summer of 2014.  We continue to wake up every morning and pinch ourselves to be certain this is not just a wonderful dream.  We really feel we live in paradise!

On a professional note, I have 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.  This past February, I sat the Oregon State Bar exam, passed, and am delighted to announce that I have begun practicing law once again! 

I am now partners with Allen Drescher and will take over his practice on July 1, when he retires. Allen has been serving this community for over 40 years and has built one of the most respected practices in the Rogue Valley.  This is an extraordinary opportunity for me and I am honored to have been chosen by Allen to carry on his practice. 

Like Allen, my practice here in Ashland will focus on estate planning, estate administration, and elder law.  I was very involved in the Senior Care Community in Southern California, teaching classes for the Alzheimer’s Association and working closely with those caring for our elderly.  I have already begun making these connections here and look forward to being part of this community in Ashland.  Being a specialist in estate planning, estate administration, and elder law helps me help both my direct clients and those who help them to the fullest.  I will also be able to assist my clients with a variety of other issues, such as questions about businesses, incorporating, real estate, and general legal matters.  

I love spending time with my clients and forming personal relationships beyond what most expect to have with their attorney.  Helping my clients solve problems is one of the most rewarding aspects of my job.  It’s fun to get creative finding solutions to often complex issues.

If you see me on my bike around town, please say “hi” – I’d love to meet you!  I also invite you to call my office and make an appointment to meet with me and see how we might work together.

Dementia or Alzheimer’s?

People use the words “dementia” and “Alzheimer’s Disease” all the time, but it’s not that simple.  Dementia is an umbrella term for many kinds of issue dealing with brain failure; Alzheimer’s is but one form of dementia. 

Teepa Snow is a nationally acclaimed Alzheimer’s and dementia care specialist who teaches her students how a person with dementia perceives his/her world and how caregivers can best provide dignity and the best quality of life.

I invite you to watch this video and check out some of her others.  

Dementia or Alzheimer’s?

If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Cheri Elson-Sperber, J.D.
Gray Matters Consulting
Cheri@GrayMattersConsulting.org
(541) 708-1147

The Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

Humans like roadmaps to help prepare us for what may be up ahead.  Here is an article discussion the Alzheimer’s Association’s “staging system” for Alzheimer’s Disease. While everyone’s journey is unique, this may be a helpful guide for looking at the big picture.

The Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Cheri Elson-Sperber, J.D.
Gray Matters Consulting
Cheri@GrayMattersConsulting.org
(541) 708-1147

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