The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Founder, Victoria L Collier, Helps Families Living With Alzheimer’s And Provides Helpful Caregiving Insights During Pandemic.
Estate & Asset Protection Attorney, Victoria Collier offers some of the things she has learned over the years working with family caregivers who are living with loved ones who have Alzheimer’s and other cognitive conditions .
DECATUR, GA, August 19, 2020: Victoria L. Collier, founder of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, has posted a new article on her law firm’s website entitled “Patience, Routine, Tone More Crucial For Alzheimer’s Patients During COVID-19.” Ms. Collier has first-hand experience working with clients in various stages of cognitive decline and their family caregivers and offers tips based on what she has learned along the way.
Collier writes, “As if a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or other cognitive condition isn’t bad enough, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has made circumstances even more confusing for these patients, their families and caregivers.” She continues, “If you are living with a loved one who has a cognitive disorder, you have probably learned the value of patience, routine and vocal tone. These three behaviors are very important to continually soothe your loved one and yourself! And, they are especially important during this pandemic when so many things have changed dramatically.”
As Collier points out, “Confusion and frustration are two early indicators that cognitive impairment may be taking hold. When this kind of diagnosis comes,” she states, “the family is suddenly catapulted into living with ongoing loss and grief on a daily basis. The confusion and frustration tend to get worse for everyone as the disease deepens.”
According to Collier, “In my work as an estate and asset protection attorney, I have witnessed the havoc that Alzheimer’s and other cognitive disorders can wreak on families. What I have learned through the years, is that developing the patience to live in the world of the Alzheimer’s patient rather that expecting them to live in your world will be a win-win for everyone.” She adds, “I’ve also learned through experience over the years that people with cognitive issues love routine. I must say, so do I!”
“During this pandemic,” Collier writes, “the need for routine has become more apparent as our work lives have become disrupted. However, for those with cognitive disorders, routine is essential. Many of their routines may have been disrupted due to COVID especially if they are in a nursing home or assisted care facility.” She goes on to say, “If your loved one lives with you, it’s important to establish new routines. For instance, if your loved one is used to going out to lunch, go for a picnic somewhere outside. If they are used to going shopping, take them out for a walk instead. When the routine of someone with dementia is disrupted, it can affect their behavior.”
The entire article can be read at https://www.elderlawgeorgia.com/blog/patience-routine-tone-more-crucial-for-alzheimers-patients-during-covid-19/
About The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm
The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm was established to serve the legal needs of retiring citizens. The Firm focuses its entire practice on providing strategies to protect independence, privacy, assets and taxes from the government. Victoria Collier has grown her law practice and financial services practice by providing excellent customer satisfaction with personalized wealth protection plans.
About Victoria Collier
Victoria L. Collier, CELA founded The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm to serve the legal needs of retiring individuals. Victoria is also Co-Founder of Red Feather Financial. At both firms WE BELIEVE that people should not have to lose everything they’ve worked a lifetime to earn and that every person is an individual who deserves respect and the highest quality of life possible, regardless of age or ability. We also believe that privacy and protection are the keys to personal peace.
Victoria enlisted in the U.S. Air Force during Desert Storm, 1989-1995, and also served in the U.S. Army Reserves, 1Lt. 2001-2004, JAG Corps. Victoria is a national expert on the VA Wartime Pension for veterans and their widows who need additional assistance with activities of daily living and helping them qualify for and receive tax-free income from the VA to pay for it. Victoria graduated from Valdosta State University with a B.A. in Psychology and then University of Nebraska, College of Law. In 2014, Victoria was awarded with the Alumni Master Award from the University of Nebraska.
Victoria is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) through The National Elder Law Foundation and has been named as the only attorney in Georgia as “Fellow” of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). Victoria was appointed by Governor Perdue to the Georgia Council on Aging, 2010 – 2016 and was awarded Dekalb County Veteran of the Year, 2013. She is the author of 47 Secret Veterans Benefits for Seniors; Paying for Long Term Care – Financial Help for Wartime Veterans: The VA Aid & Attendance Benefit. Victoria has co-authored several books: Blooper Episodes in Estate Planning, Don’t Go Broke in a Nursing Home, and Protect Your IRA: Avoid the 5 Common Mistakes. Most notably, Victoria co-authored the National Best Seller, The Road to Success, with Jack Canfield, author of Chicken Soup for the Soul series.