March 2017 in Morgan Hill, California, attorney James A. Ward sponsored a free public forum on Dementia and Alzheimer’s. He invited two local experts in the field to speak on the subject; Tiffany Mikles who has over 20 years of experience working with seniors and training care providers; and Dr. Gary Steinke M.D., founder of the San Jose Alzheimer’s Activity Center. Both speakers have immense knowledge on the disease and both speakers share a passion for helping and educating the public. James Ward is an Estate Planning and Elder Law attorney who meets clients every day and has seen firsthand the reality and the struggle for families watching a loved one decline. His passion for helping clients prompted the idea of sponsoring the first public forum on Dementia and Alzheimer’s in Morgan Hill, CA, and many of the attendees requested more forums in the future, so Mr. Ward plans on holding two forums each year.
What’s your name? No, no, I need your legal name? Do you have a valid ID?
We frequently have name problems with people, and we frequently have ID problems with seniors. Don’t let this relatively simple issue become a major problem or inconvenience for you or your family.
I have had people tell me that the name or spelling on their driver license is incorrect, and that I don’t need to worry about it. Really? Not true. If we’re creating legal documents, we need to have your legal name. We can include an “aka,” or “also known as,” but we need to have your legal name.