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Billionaire Redstone targeted in Guardianship Scheme

November 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

A woman claiming to be the longtime companion of Sumner Redstone has turned to powerhouse entertainment lawyers Bertram Fields and Pierce O’Donnell to challenge the media mogul’s mental capacity to make decision about his health care. Fields and O’Donnell, both at Los Angeles-based Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger, filed court papers on Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court on behalf of Manuela Herzer, who claims that Redstone, the 92-year-old controlling shareholder of [- more...]

Florida: Judge calls for scrutiny of guardianship case

August 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

Sarasota Herald-Tribune By Barbara Peters Smith Published: Friday, August 7, 2015 at 2:43 p.m. SARASOTA – A circuit judge appointed an independent court monitor on Friday to investigate the case of a Siesta Key resident and former art gallery owner who has spent the last two and a half years under the control of a professional guardianship, after attorneys for her daughter argued that the hasty procedure making her a ward of the court was a violation of due process. Facts ABOUT THE SERIES [- more...]

Japan: VOX POPULI – Swift action needed to oust corrupt guardians of mentally incompetent people

July 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

Also, there is no end in sight to embezzlement by guardians who are in the legal profession, such as attorneys and judicial scriveners. The perpetrators even include attorneys who are responsible for supervising the guardians. They have certainly forgotten that their professional credibility is built upon the trust of the public. From July 24, 2015, Vox Populi, Vox Dei is a daily column that runs on Page 1 of The Asahi Shimbun. We can never expect perfection in the workings of society. Flaws [- more...]

Opinion: How do we help seniors at risk of Guardianship?

July 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

Maybe instead of getting them more pills and doctors, we should bring them to the gym, because once they become wards they will never see a gym again. From the American Medical Association (AMA) news: Regular exercise may benefit seniors facing onset of Alzheimer’s The Los Angeles Times (7/24, Healy) reports in “Science Now” on studies presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference suggesting that exercise may benefit people with mild cognitive impairment and [- more...]

Los Angeles Times: To fend off dementia, run — or dance, bike, power-walk or step

July 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

July 23, 2015 – written by Melissa Healy Scientists testing experimental drugs to prevent or reverse Alzheimer’s disease have for years endured a drumbeat of inconclusive and disappointing trial results. But dementia researchers meeting in Washington, D.C., this week got some unexpectedly good news on the benefits of a therapy that is readily available, inexpensive to deliver and free of unwanted side effects. It’s aerobic exercise. And in a head-to-head with available [- more...]

New York Times: Dementia Develops Faster in Women Than in Men, Study Suggests

July 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

Women who develop slight but detectable deficits in memory and mental acuity late in life tend to decline faster than men with mild impairment, researchers reported on Tuesday. Some two-thirds of the five million Americans with Alzheimer’s disease are women, in part because women live longer. Researchers have searched in vain for decades to determine other reasons for the disparity. The authors of the new study, who presented their work at the Alzheimer’s Association International [- more...]