Articles Posted in Seniors

Updated:
Dealing With Dementia: Episode Two of Life/Death/Law
I’m thrilled to share Episode 2 of my podcast: Life/Death/Law, Dealing with Dementia. It’s almost Christmas, so, in the holiday spirit, I’m taking a look at a difficult, Home-For-The-Holidays moment — you get home and realize that your parents just seem…. a…
Updated:
How to Keep Your Old Property Tax Rate for a New House if You Are Over 55
I was recently at a friend’s house, and, accidentally made someone’s day. This is not a usual occurrence for me, but I did enjoy it.  Here’s what happened: a woman that I didn’t know told me that she had inherited her parents’ house in Berkeley. Because she had…
Send your questions & suggestions

Contact me with your podcast/ blog questions or suggestions for future articles and podcast episodes.

(669) 232-0872 lifedeathlawpodcast@gmailcom

Updated:
California’s New End of Life Option Act Goes Into Effect in 2016
In October, California became one of five states to permit medical aid in dying with the passage of the End of Life Option Act. The bill is modeled after one passed in Oregon in 1997. Governor Brown signed the bill, with a signing statement that said, in part, “I do not know what I…
Updated:
Thinking Single: Women Who Live Long
I recently read a Huffington post article about the need for women to plan their estates as if they were single. And that got me thinking about how, despite our best efforts to plan, life just has a way of constantly changing.  Children grow up, we get old, and even families slip away, or…
Updated:
Taking Parents Off the Hook
The New York Times published an interesting story this weekend on the expectations that parents and children have with respect to inheritances. The article summarized a study published in The Gerontologist last year, in which older adults and their children were polled on whether or not they…
Updated:
Too Old to Drive?
This week, an elderly driver lost control of his car and crashed into a cafe on University Avenue in Palo Alto, injuring six, including himself. News reports say that the driver was trying to park, and accidentally hit the gas pedal instead of the brake pedal. As we, or our parents, age,…
Liza’s Most Recent Books