NATIONAL ACADEMY of ELDER LAW ATTORNEYS
Annual Multi-Site Breakfast
Open to Everyone!
Thursday, March 2, 2017
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Program
Early Cognitive Impairment: Elderly Driving and High Risk Behaviors at the Edge of Incapacity
Do you have an aging client that is legally competent but making poor decisions? Do you represent a client whose parents deny symptoms of mental decline and refuse care or intervention? When is it time to take the car keys away? Who is your client?
These are common issues for professionals that work with an elderly clientele. Early cognitive decline is a challenging but common phase of aging. It can be a struggle, however, to find the balance between protecting the safety of the elder and the elder’s loved ones with protecting the elder’s rights and dignity.
Elderly driving is one emblematic example that will be addressed by an expert on the panel. The program will also address when and how to intervene with hazardous behaviors, such as self-neglect, hoarding, financial mismanagement, and social isolation. In addition to an elderly driving expert, each panel will include a representative from protective services and a geriatric clinician. Each panel will be moderated by an attorney that can address questions on legal capacity and the role of a power of attorney and health care proxy with an uncooperative elder.
Handouts will be uniform at each location.
551 North Road (Rt. 202)
The Village at Duxbury
290 Kingstown Way
Three Vision Drive
Chelsea Jewish Foundation
Brudnick Center for Living
240 Lynnfield Street
(Yellow building left at top of hill,
For More Information: Call Barbara Cohen at (617) 566-5640
Send by US Mail to: MassNAELA, P.O. Box 67137, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
The Multi-Site Breakfast is open to MassNAELA members and non-members. Additionally, members of the Aging
Life Care Association New England Chapter, may register at the MassNAELA member rate! If you are not
a member of NAELA and the Massachusetts Chapter, and are a licensed attorney or law student, consider joining
now. For information, visit our website www.MassNAELA.com and click on “Become a Member.”