The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Owner, Shannon Pawley, Offers Tips To Anyone Who Is Celebrating The Holidays For The First Time With A Loved One Diagnosed With Alzheimer’s Or Other Forms Of Dementia.
Estate & Asset Protection Attorney and Owner, Shannon Pawley, has experience celebrating the holiday season with a family member who has dementia and provides a list of tips for those who are celebrating for the first time with a loved one either at home or in a care facility and assures readers that the holidays can still be merry and bright with a few adjustments.
DECATUR, GA, December 23, 2021: Shannon Pawley, Owner of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, has posted a new article on the law firm’s website entitled “Holiday Tips For Celebrating With A Loved One Who Has Dementia/Alzheimer’s,” in which Ms. Pawley shares statistics, as well as tips based on her personal experience.
Pawley writes, “According to official statistics, there are more than 6 million Americans of all ages living with Alzheimer’s Disease. Also,” she states, “it is estimated that nearly 500,000 new cases of Alzheimer’s disease are diagnosed each year in the United States.” She continues adding, “Unfortunately, while Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, there are other kinds which bring the numbers of those suffering even higher. In the U.S. there are at least 5 million people living with age-related dementia.”
According to Pawley, “Chances are many of you may be going into the holiday season with a loved one who is newly diagnosed with some form of dementia.” She shares, “My mother has dementia, and my family has learned over the years how to help her enjoy the holiday season by modifying our behavior. In the beginning,” she admits, “it took some getting used to, but now everyone in my family enjoys the holidays as much as ever just by incorporating some guidelines that serve to protect and consider mom’s specific needs.”
“At first,” says Pawley, “your family may feel a sense of loss for having to change traditional ways of celebrating. Believe me,” she adds, “making minor adjustments as you become more familiar with your loved one’s needs will bring more joy and will tap into your deepest reservoirs of love. And like anything else, practice makes perfect!”
Pawley goes on to share a list of tips and suggestions for which she says, “I hope these tips from the Mayo Clinic help you and your family make adjustments that make the season merry and bright for everyone.”
The entire article can be read at LINK HERE
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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. Shannon Pawley has grown her law practice by providing excellent customer satisfaction with personalized wealth protection plans.
About Shannon M. Pawley, J.D., LL.M
As the owner of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, Shannon M. Pawley and her entire team share a passion which focuses on being able to serve the legal needs of retiring individuals. In our firm, 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. Born and raised in the Tidewater area of Virginia to a tightknit family with strong military service roots, Shannon learned from an early age the value of hard work and the importance of social awareness to ensure you always leave a situation in a better place than how you entered it. In her junior year of high school, Shannon served as U.S. House of Representatives Page during the 101st United States Congressional Session in Washington, D.C. This experience exposed her to numerous new cultures and worldly issues. Walking away from her experience as a U.S. House of Representative Page, Shannon knew that she wanted to pursue legal studies and be able to assist others in obtaining the best results available in difficult situations.
Shannon earned her undergraduate degree at North Carolina Wesleyan College and pursued a law degree from Michigan State University College of Law. After obtaining her law degree and becoming a licensed attorney in Michigan, she continued her educational pursuit by acquiring a LL.M. (Master of Law) in Taxation from Wayne State University. After moving to Georgia in 2018, Shannon obtained her Georgia law license and has enjoyed being able to pursue her desire of ensuring persons are able to age with dignity, grace and independence.