Estate Planning and Alzheimer’s Disease

Author:Bonnie Lawston

More than five million Americans have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. That number is projected to reach 7.1 million by the year 2025 and 13.8 million people by 2050 Alzheimer’s costs the country more than $200 billion dollars every year, and that figure does not include the $216 billion of unpaid care provided by family and friends.
But anyone who has helped a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s disease knows that it is nearly impossible to assign a purely monetary value to the care they have provided. How much would you charge for constantly riding an emotional roller coaster, or for watching a parent, spouse or sibling deteriorate day by day? What is the hourly wage for endless worry and heartbreak?
In-home care for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia is one way to allow your loved one to live at home for as long as possible, while alleviating some of your burden.

The Law Office of Bonnie Lawston can assist you and your family in ensuring that all the necessary legal documents are prepared and are in place so that when you need to exercise a legal right or take care of a family issue you will be able to.  We can also plan and protect your loved one’s assets from government seizure and other issues such as medicare planning issues by using the tools that we have to prepare and properly execute an estate plan while maximizing one’s estate and inheritance.   Find out more about us by visiting us on our website at  or call us for a free consultation at 631-425-7299 or email us

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About BonnieLawston

I am an Estate Attorney. I have been practicing for over 18 years. We handle contested matters, litigation, administration of estates and trusts, creation thereof as well as elder planning, preparation of Wills, trusts, power of attorney, living will and health care proxy documents. We are a full service firm in that we handle sending people out to secure a vacant home, do repairs if needed, secure the home, to filing the papers and obtaining the necessary court orders to administ the estate. Many of our clients live outside of New York and serve as the fiduciary of the estate. The estate must be in New York - the decedent must have some property in New York for us to help the executor. We offer senior citizen discounts, other types of discounts, hourly and percentage retainers. If the client and estate qualifies, we can offer a retainer whereby our office is paid at the end of the estate of upon collection of an asset so that no money is laid out thus it is not a hardship for the family. Please contact us and let us help you.
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