Posts Tagged ‘Alzheimer’s’

Drug Abuse: Antipsychotics in Nursing Homes

Last November, in what the U.S. Department of Justice called “one of the largest health care fraud settlements in U.S. history,” Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries were fined more than $2.2 billion to resolve criminal and civil charges because of their aggressive marketing of drugs, including antipsychotics, to nursing homes, when they knew the drugs had not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as safe and effective for a general elderly population. The corporation also allegedly paid kickbacks to physicians, as well as to Omnicare, the nation’s largest long-term-care pharmacy provider. Omnicare pharmacists were recommending Johnson…

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David Wingate was at the Movies.

The Elder Law Office of David Wingate sponsored "Marini and a Movie" to generate awareness of Alzheimers. We showed a James Bond movie – so David Wingate has to change his phone number to reflect this. We had another great night, thanks to all.

Photo’s of Martini and a Movie – For Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Thanks to our sponsors Right at Home – Frederick and Sunrise of Frederick. We had another great nite. Warm thanks to everyone who came. a big thank you to the Alzheimer's Association of Western Maryland.


Are you, family members or your clients struggling to meet the needs of an elderly loved one with a chronic illness/disability?   If, YES, to any of these, The Elder Law Office of David Wingate can help:   ·        Worries about long-term care costs: Do you have a home or assets in excess of $50,000 – enough to finance a short stay in a care facility but not enough for an extended stay? ·         Catastrophic event: Has someone experienced a stroke, heart attack, or fall with an injury? ·         Chronic decline: Has someone been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS, MS…

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David Wingate Donates Five Hundred Dollars to Alzheimer’s Assoc. Dancing with the Stars

David Wingate won a $500 raffle from Frederick's Right at Home, which he donated to the Alzheimer's Association. Right at Home was sposoring an event to raise money for Dancing with Stars.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Outlines Path to Test Alzheimer’s Drugs Earlier

Proposed U.S. guidelines may make it easier for drug companies to test Alzheimer's treatments in people at an earlier stage, when scientists think they may have the best shot at working. The draft guidance document, issued by the FDA, reflects changes in scientists' understanding of Alzheimer's. They now believe the disease begins at least a decade before symptoms appear. "The scientific community and the FDA believe that it is critical to identify and study patients with very early Alzheimer's disease before there is too much irreversible injury to the brain," said Dr. Russell Katz, Director of the Division of Neurology…

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Tips for taking stock of your parents’ health

A recent report in the Wall Street Journal suggests the following tips for taking stock of your parents’ health – and recommends that, if faced with dementia or Alzheimer’s symptoms or signs of waning physical health, family members contact a professional geriatric care manager to get help creating a customized care plan. 1. Medical needs Get a sense of your aging parents’ physical and mental health, either by accompanying them to doctor’s appointments or requesting their permission to review medical records. Consider a consultation or full assessment with a geriatric care manager to go over possible health risks and lifestyle…

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Elder Law Firm Supports Conference as Sponsor

The Elder Law Office of David Wingate participated as a Sponsor for the Western Maryland Dementia Conference on Thursday Oct 11th from 8:30am to 12:30pm at Mount St. Mary’s Conference Center 5350 Spectrum Drive Frederick, MD.  Over 100 people were in attendance to learn more about how this illness is impacting our world.  Guest speakers included, Bobbi Duffy, CRNP-PMH Clinical Director, MedOptions.  Julia J. Pedrosa, RN, M.A. Research Nurse Manger, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Neuropsychiatry.  Bill Bugg- Author of Soaring Above Adversity.

Resources To Remember

Download Sunrise support group_1886_0001 Sunrise of Frederick will host a panel of experts in memory care who will discuss the latest Alzheimer's research, medication, intervention and validation techniques and elder law. David Wingate, Elder Law Attorney of Frederick, Maryland is part of the panel. To learn more visit To RSVP 301 663 9500

Afternoon At The Movies

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness month.  Join us for a FREE showing of  The Notebook starring James Garner and Gena Rowlands as a couple whose lives are impacted by Alzheimer’s.   Bring a friend and enjoy the movie on us. There will be popcorn and other concession items for your enjoyment at a discount price. Hope to see you there! Wed November 7th 1:30 – 3:30 pm Holiday Cinemas 100 Baughmanns Ln. Frederick, MD 301-663-9230 RSVP Sponsored by:                                                                           The Elder Law Office of David Wingate, Right At Home and the Alzheimer’s Association