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Elder law attorney to present at virtual Alzheimer’s Educational Conference July 23

 The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) will host a free virtual Alzheimer’s educational conference for Michigan residents on Wednesday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. EST as part of its 2022 national Educating America Tour. The conference is free and open to everyone. 

Presenters include Glenn Matecun, a Michigan estate planning and elder law attorney with Matecun, Thomas & Olson, PLC. Matecun graduated from the Detroit College of Law (now Michigan State University College of Law) in 1989, where he was a member of the Detroit College of Law Review and graduated magna cum laude, second in his law school class. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Wayne State University in 1986. 

Matecun will present “Navigating the Estate Planning and Elder Law Maze” – When a family member is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia-related illness, it’s never too soon to plan for their long-term care and get the necessary documentation in place. Matecun, will discuss how to plan for long-term care while legally protecting your assets, and the foundation you should create to safeguard your loved one and your family.

Other sessions include “Living with Dementia and Other Chronic Conditions: How Do Family Care Partners Influence Another’s Health and Well-Being?” presented by Courtney A. Polenick, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan Medical School and Faculty Associate in the Aging & Biopsychosocial Innovations Program of the Survey Research Center at the U-M Institute for Social Research; and “What is Dementia? Understanding the Differences Between Diseases and Types of Dementia,” presented by West Bloomfield resident Barry Kaufman, a West Bloomfield resident, who has been living with Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) for the past 12 years. He retired from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and is an active participant in LBD research and support groups with the NIH (National Institutes of Health) and the University of Michigan. 

For more information or to register, go to www.alzfdn.org/tour

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