The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Owner, Shannon Pawley, Offers Ideas To Help Loved Ones Preserve Memories When A Family Member Is Diagnosed With Dementia
Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Owner, Shannon Pawley, speaks from experience when offering ideas to help communicate with and preserve family memories and history when a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or any form of dementia.
DECATUR, GA, August ••, 2022: Shannon Pawley, Owner of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, has posted a new article on the law firm’s website entitled “Preserving Family Memories When One Is Diagnosed With Dementia,” in which Ms. Pawley speaks from personal experience.
As Pawley states, “Once a family member has been diagnosed with dementia, caring loved ones tend to wonder how to behave, how to interact with and how to preserve the memories and shared history of the one in cognitive decline.” She continues, “I know through first-hand experience how frustrating this can be for both, the one with dementia and those who care for them. But with a little practice and attention, you can have family time exploring memories and history without frustration or difficulty”.
As Pawley shares, “My mother was diagnosed with dementia many years ago. Over the past couple of decades,” she adds, “expert caregivers have discovered ways of successfully interacting that can help eliminate the frustration and make spending time with your loved one enjoyable while continuing to share memories and make more family history together.”
“Today, we have the luxury of having a video camera in every handheld device,” says Pawley, adding, “so it’s much easier to preserve family memories than ever before.” She also states, “Communicating in a way that doesn’t confuse with your loved one may be a bit more challenging though. You will of necessity have to be much more aware of how you communicate.”
According to Pawley, “It may take a little while to be aware of your own communication style but stick with it. Eventually it will be more natural, and you may find it helps in your communications with everyone in your life, not just the loved one with cognitive decline.” Pawley emphasizes, “Managing your expectations is also important. By that I really mean have no expectations. Don’t expect your loved one to remember everything. And don’t expect them not to remember anything.”
The entire article can be read at LINK HERE
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The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm was established to serve the legal needs of retiring citizens. The Firm focuses its entire practice on providing strategies to protect independence, privacy, assets and taxes from the government. Shannon Pawley has grown her law practice by providing excellent customer satisfaction with personalized wealth protection plans.
About Shannon M. Pawley, J.D., LL.M
As the owner of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, Shannon M. Pawley and her entire team share a passion which focuses on being able to serve the legal needs of retiring individuals. In our firm, WE BELIEVE that people should not have to lose everything they’ve worked a lifetime to earn and that every person is an individual who deserves respect and the highest quality of life possible, regardless of age or ability. We also believe that privacy and protection are the keys to personal peace. Born and raised in the Tidewater area of Virginia to a tightknit family with strong military service roots, Shannon learned from an early age the value of hard work and the importance of social awareness to ensure you always leave a situation in a better place than how you entered it. In her junior year of high school, Shannon served as U.S. House of Representatives Page during the 101st United States Congressional Session in Washington, D.C. This experience exposed her to numerous new cultures and worldly issues. Walking away from her experience as a U.S. House of Representative Page, Shannon knew that she wanted to pursue legal studies and be able to assist others in obtaining the best results available in difficult situations.
Shannon earned her undergraduate degree at North Carolina Wesleyan College and pursued a law degree from Michigan State University College of Law. After obtaining her law degree and becoming a licensed attorney in Michigan, she continued her educational pursuit by acquiring a LL.M. (Master of Law) in Taxation from Wayne State University. After moving to Georgia in 2018, Shannon obtained her Georgia law license and has enjoyed being able to pursue her desire of ensuring persons are able to age with dignity, grace and independence