For Immediate Release
November 9, 2016
Contact: Abby Matienzo, Communications Manager
NAELA Supports National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month in November
Attorneys Raise Awareness of Legal Options for People Living with Alzheimer’s Disease and Their Families
Washington, DC — In honor of November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
(NAELA) focuses on raising awareness of education and legal resources
available for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families.
As the number of older Americans diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease
grows, family members often find themselves serving as part- or
full-time caregivers, navigating options of nursing homes or assisted
living facilities for the first time, and estate planning for
“It’s important to be proactive with legal planning for people with
Alzheimer’s disease. NAELA member attorneys are knowledgeable and
well-equipped to assist these families and those who are currently
dealing with the complexities of planning for Alzheimer’s disease,” said
NAELA President Catherine Anne Seal, CELA, CAP.
To receive a free NAELA brochure: “Questions and Answers When Looking
for an Elder and Special Needs Law Attorney,” contact Communications
Manager Abby Matienzo by email or phone at 703-942-5711 #230.
Find an Elder and Special Needs Law attorney in your area using NAELA’s Member Directory.
Members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) are
attorneys who are experienced and trained in working with the legal
problems of aging Americans and individuals of all ages with
disabilities. Established in 1987, NAELA is a non-profit association
that assists lawyers, bar organizations, and others. The mission of
NAELA is to establish NAELA members as the premier providers of legal
advocacy, guidance, and services to enhance the lives of people with
special needs and people as they age. NAELA currently has members across
the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. For more
information, visit NAELA.org.
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