The Best Way to Avoid Being Placed Under Guardianship with Dr. Sam Sugar

In today’s episode, Dr. Sam Sugar joins us, he is a Board-Certified Specialist in Internal Medicine and Founder and President of Americans Against Abusive Probate Guardianship (AAAPG). Listen now as he shares some important tidbits and nuggets to help Seniors avoid the ever-increasing threat of winding up in a guardianship during their lifetime. Meet Dr. Sam Sugar Sam J. Sugar, MD, is a Board-Certified Specialist in Internal Medicine and Founder and President of Americans Against Abusive Probate Guardianship (AAAPG), a 501c3 organization designed to help expose the systematic corruption of this nation’s guardianship systems. Dr. Sugar received his MD from the Abraham Lincoln College of Medicine at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He achieved certification as a specialist in Internal Medicine from the American Board of Internal Medicine and is distinguished as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Sugar’s book, released in 2018, “Guardianships and the Elderly-The Perfect Crime” — an Amazon #1 New Release —sheds light on this complex, opaque system, which all too often enables those in-the-know to commit “the perfect crime.”. Dr. Sugar writes frequently at http://www.aaapg.net and is a Certified Florida Probate Court Examiner. A native Chicagoan, Dr. Sugar now lives in Hollywood,[…..]

How to Prevent Guardianships with Dr. Sam Sugar

Today, we have Dr. Sam Sugar back for a second time. Dr. Sugar is a Board-Certified Specialist in Internal Medicine and Founder and President of Americans Against Abusive Probate Guardianship (AAAPG). He is here to give some critical information on how seniors can avoid the ever-increasing threat of winding up with guardianship during their lifetime. The reason why prevention of guardianship is so vital is related to the reality that getting out of guardianship or terminating a guardianship is essentially impossible. Sadly, preventing guardianship is extremely difficult because they usually result from family dysfunction. Tune in as Dr. Sugar explains the importance of joint tenancy and why seniors should not be making visits to the bank. In This Episode: [03:20] Why preventing guardianship is critical for our senior community.   [05:00] Sadly, we can’t rely on the government to put restrictions on guardianships of the elderly. [10:25] Dr. Sugar reveals the best ways for seniors to avoid being placed under guardianship in the first place. [13:20] Why you should never ask a lawyer to solve family disputes.  [21:30] The reason seniors should not be making visits to banks, credit unions, and/or brokerages.   [25:40] Why seniors should put their home and assets[…..]

Senior Health: Should You Put Your Early Onset Loved One In A Nursing Home? with Pat Moffet

It has its pros and cons, but should you really put your loved one who’s suffering from Alzheimer’s in a nursing home? Let’s hear Pat Moffet’s story. Meet Pat Moffet Pat Moffett married the love of his life Carmen in 1976 and moved to Great Neck Long Island where they raised their five children together. In 1998, Pat was recognized as Long Island’s International Executive of the Year. That same year, Carmen was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s. After years of struggling with the disease, Carmen was finally admitted to a nursing home. It was then that Pat decided to write a book based on his and Carmen’s love story and its tragic turn after she was diagnosed, the internationally acclaimed ICE CREAM IN THE CUPBOARD.  After Carmen’s death in 2010, Pat continued to work with the Alzheimer’s Association and Carmen’s doctor, Gisele Wolf-Klein, raising awareness and providing support for the caregivers and loved ones of Early Onset Alzheimer’s victims. In 2012 he received the “Tikkun Olam (Translation: Repairer of Lives) Award” from the Sid Jacobson J.C.C.  In 2014 he was recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association as “Humanitarian of the Year”. Pat’s dream is to honor Carmen and to provide hope and[…..]

Senior Health: Advice For Early Onset Alzheimer’s Caregivers with Pat Moffet

Whether you have a loved one or you are a caregiver for people on the early onset of Alzheimer’s, this episode is for you. Meet Pat Moffet Pat Moffett married the love of his life Carmen in 1976 and moved to Great Neck Long Island where they raised their five children together. In 1998, Pat was recognized as Long Island’s International Executive of the Year. That same year, Carmen was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s. After years of struggling with the disease, Carmen was finally admitted to a nursing home. It was then that Pat decided to write a book based on his and Carmen’s love story and its tragic turn after she was diagnosed, the internationally acclaimed ICE CREAM IN THE CUPBOARD.  After Carmen’s death in 2010, Pat continued to work with the Alzheimer’s Association and Carmen’s doctor, Gisele Wolf-Klein, raising awareness and providing support for the caregivers and loved ones of Early Onset Alzheimer’s victims. In 2012 he received the “Tikkun Olam (Translation: Repairer of Lives) Award” from the Sid Jacobson J.C.C.  In 2014 he was recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association as “Humanitarian of the Year”. Pat’s dream is to honor Carmen and to provide hope and comfort to as[…..]

Senior Health: The Signs Of Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease with Pat Moffet

In this episode, Pat Moffet joins us as we discuss the early signs and diagnosis as well as the surprising behaviors that challenged Pat’s preconceived ideas of what Alzheimer’s behaviors look like. Meet Pat Moffet Pat Moffett married the love of his life Carmen in 1976 and moved to Great Neck Long Island where they raised their five children together. In 1998, Pat was recognized as Long Island’s International Executive of the Year. That same year, Carmen was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s. After years of struggling with the disease, Carmen was finally admitted to a nursing home. It was then that Pat decided to write a book based on his and Carmen’s love story and its tragic turn after she was diagnosed, the internationally acclaimed ICE CREAM IN THE CUPBOARD.  After Carmen’s death in 2010, Pat continued to work with the Alzheimer’s Association and Carmen’s doctor, Gisele Wolf-Klein, raising awareness and providing support for the caregivers and loved ones of Early Onset Alzheimer’s victims. In 2012 he received the “Tikkun Olam (Translation: Repairer of Lives) Award” from the Sid Jacobson J.C.C.  In 2014 he was recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association as “Humanitarian of the Year”. Pat’s dream is to honor Carmen[…..]

Senior Health: Why You Need to Become Your Own Advocate After a Health Crisis with Marcia Moran

Stroke survivors need to be their own healthcare advocates. Unfortunately, not everyone gets the opportunity to be an advocate, especially for people with aphasia. It would help if you had someone who is taking care of you as a stroke survivor. Having a health advocate in the room will be essential for staying healthy. If you can speak after a stroke, then you need to be your own caregiver as you start to take your independence back. Meet Marcia Moran After successfully building her business over the last twenty-plus years, Marcia Moran thought she had life by the tail. Little did she know what was in store. Marcia has written over fifty business plans, and helped entrepreneurs strategize over how to differentiate their companies in changing environments. After helping other entrepreneurs start their companies, she decided to found her own business consulting practice, Performance Architect, in 2012 and co-founded Positive Business DC that same year. She suffered a major stroke in 2014. Marcia applied her skills in planning and strategy as she strived to become whole. She never gave up. Over time she learned to walk again, but Marcia struggled with aphasia, a language disorder. She joined Toastmasters International hoping[…..]

Senior Health: How This One Medical Device Helped Rid Her of Aphasia

Three and a half years after Marcia Moran’s stroke, she discovered Neurofeedback. It is a type of biofeedback that uses real-time displays of brain activity, most commonly electroencephalography, in an attempt to teach self-regulation of brain function. And yes folks, it was life-changing. Meet Marcia Moran After successfully building her business over the last twenty-plus years, Marcia Moran thought she had life by the tail. Little did she know what was in store. Marcia has written over fifty business plans, and helped entrepreneurs strategize over how to differentiate their companies in changing environments. After helping other entrepreneurs start their companies, she decided to found her own business consulting practice, Performance Architect, in 2012 and co-founded Positive Business DC that same year. She suffered a major stroke in 2014. Marcia applied her skills in planning and strategy as she strived to become whole. She never gave up. Over time she learned to walk again, but Marcia struggled with aphasia, a language disorder. She joined Toastmasters International hoping to regain her speaking abilities. It helped some, but in August 2017 she discovered a technological breakthrough that minimized her speaking disability. She then pushed beyond her comfort zone to become a Toastmasters International Club[…..]

Senior Health: Early Onset Alzheimer’s And It’s Caregiving Challenges with Pat Moffett

Patrick Moffett joins Steve Heisler to talk about his experience in caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s. Patrick’s wife was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s. Early-onset Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia that strikes people younger than age 65 and only 5% of Alzheimer’s patients will develop symptoms before age 65. Today, at least 300,000 people in this country have early-onset Alzheimer’s. Tune in as Patrick reveals some of the most significant challenges he faced as a caregiver and communication tips for caregivers. In This Episode: [02:55] The early signs and diagnosis as well as the surprising behaviors that challenged Pat’s preconceived ideas of what Alzheimer’s behaviors look like. [12:00] The most significant challenges Pat faced as the caregiver.  [23:25] Pat speaks about his experience putting a loved one into a nursing home.   [27:25] The number of caregivers that help out with Alzheimer’s in the United States.  [28:20] All about Pat’s book and feature film, Ice Cream in the Cupboard: A True Story of Early Onset Alzheimer’s Key Takeaways: The caregiver has to take care of themselves, or else the disease will claim two victims: the caregiver and the patient. Pat Moffett recommends keeping your job and look for a Alzheimer’s[…..]

Senior Health: How I Successfully Fought Back From A Stroke and Aphasia with Marcia Moran

Marcia Moran created Stroke FORWARD to share hope with stroke survivors and caretakers on their journey to recovery. Marcia tells the chilling details of her catastrophic stroke that happened in 2014. We dive into the differences between ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes, and Marcia explains the advantages and disadvantages of administering tPA (tissue plasminogen activator). Tune in as Marcia speaks about how to become your own healthcare advocate on your recovery journey. In This Episode: [03:30] Marcia tells the story of her catastrophic stroke that happened in 2014. [07:15] The difference between ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes. Plus, the advantages and disadvantages of administering the tPA.  [10:50] What it is like learning how to talk again after a stroke.   [16:15] Advice for stroke survivors on becoming their own healthcare advocate.  [24:40] Marcia gives her last pieces of advice for stroke survivors.   Key Takeaways: Eighty percent of strokes are preventable.  The National Aphasia Association says that if you’re not cured within the first two or three months of having aphasia, you will probably have it for life. Take your healthcare recovery into your own hands; you are your best advocate.  Don’t ever give up; you can get better as long as you think[…..]