The Hidden Side of Dementia: Families Fight over Care, End-of-Life Decisions, Finances, Estates

October 26, 2018

(USA Today) – The high-profile legal battles around celebrities incapacitated by dementia are drawing attention to a phenomenon dividing many more families across the country. When ailing adults can no longer manage their own affairs, responsibility shifts to family members often unprepared for the job – and unable to agree on medical care, finances and other sensitive areas. While families of the rich and famous fight over multi-million-dollar estates, disputes among the rest of us – amid the pain of losing a loved one – can be equally bruising.

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