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Alzheimer's Legal Issues

The following is provided for information only. TCAD is not responsible for the content associated with any of the links provided. Please consult an attorney or an agency familiar with Elder Law before making any legal decisions.


There will be legal issues related to Alzheimer's that you should consider:

      • Preservation or transfer of assets while seeking to avoid spousal impoverishment when one spouse
        enters a nursing home
      • Medicare and Public Aid
      • Medicare claims and appeals
      • Social Security and disability claims and appeals
      • Supplemental and long-term health insurance issues
      • Disability planning, including preparation of durable powers of attorney and living wills, and financial management, including living trusts
      • Guardianship/Conservatorship issues
      • Probate
      • Long-term care placements in nursing homes and life-care communities
      • Elder abuse and fraud recovery
      • Medical legalities
      • Asset Management
      • Living Wills
      • Do Not Resuscitate Directives


The following links may provide helpful information.

Legal Aid Societies of Tennessee - This site has phone numbers and addresses for Legal Aid offices throughout Tennessee.


West Tennessee Legal Services


Tennessee Elder Law Hotline - Hotline for legal information and referral
Southeast Tennessee Legal Services
414 McCallie Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Hotline Hours: 9-12; 1-4, EST

Tennessee Bar Association - Elder Law Section
Tennessee Bar Association
221 Fourth Avenue North
Suite 400
Nashville, Tennessee 37219.


Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services
This site has information about available legal services county by county in the State of Tennessee.

Last updated 09/09/14.