Friday, August 26, 2011

AALS Aging and the Law Listserv August 26, 2011

I happened upon a couple of interesting blogs this week – these may be helpful for your teaching/advising/practice.

This blog is quite amusing (and informative!) – it was created by Andrew and Danielle Mayoras – two elder law/probate attorneys in Troy, Michigan and authors of the book “Trial and Heirs.” I wrote them an email and commented that their blog is like “People magazine meets law.”

http://blog.trialandheirs.com/

The other is a blog created by an attorney David W. Tate, located in San Francisco, California (my old stomping ground). He recently added an entry on an interesting omitted spouse and elder abuse case in California.

http://californiaestatetrust.wordpress.com/

And Besse Cooper of Monroe, Georgia (who has been declared the world’s oldest person) turned 115 this week.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/26/worlds-oldest-person-mark_n_938490.html

 Our listserv entries for this week:

 1.           Towards the Creation of an International and Regional Human Rights Instrument on the Rights of Older Persons, August 2011: http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/migrated/aging/PublicDocuments/2011_agiog_intl_treaty_rights_older_106c.authcheckdam.pdf

 2.           Is the US in Denial over its $14tn Debt? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-13906274

 3.           Age-related Brain Shrinking is Unique to Humans: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14277568

 4.           Incapacitated Adults:  Oversight of Federal Fiduciaries and Court-Appointed Guardians Needs Improvement:

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-11-678

Highlights: http://www.gao.gov/highlights/d11678high.pdf

Full Report: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d11678.pdf

 5.           Pat Summitt Diagnosed with Dementia, Plans to Coach This Year: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/basketball/ncaa/08/23/Pat.Summitt.dementia/index.html?hpt=hp_t2.

Coach Summitt has decided to continue her coaching duties and cites the amazing support she has received from the University of Tennessee. See: http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/colleges/pat-summitt-tennessee-womens-basketball-coach-diagnosed-with-alzheimers-disease/2011/08/23/gIQADEuDZJ_story.html; and http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/08/24/early.dementia.work/index.html?hpt=hp_c2

 6.           Alzheimer's Association President and CEO Named to Alzheimer's Advisory Council: http://www.alz.org/news_and_events__president-CEO_named_to_Alz_advisory_council.asp

 7.           Bifocal, Journal of the ABA Commission on Law and Aging, July – August 2011: http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/publications/bifocal/aug_11_aba_bifocal_j.authcheckdam.pdf

 8.           A Rocking Chair Called Manhattan: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/14/realestate/elderly-friendly-manhattan.html?_r=1

 9.           Growing Older in an Urban Village: http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/15/growing-older-in-an-urban-village/

 10.      Social Security’s Problems are Solvable: http://www.globalaging.org/pension/us/socialsec/2011/solvable.html

Ann Murphy

Associate Professor

Gonzaga University School of Law

(509) 313-3735

amurphy@lawschool.gonzaga.edu

WEBSITE OF THE AALS SECTION ON AGING AND THE LAW:

http://aals.law.gonzaga.edu/

 

 

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