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Smart Talk: Alzheimer's Disease; PA divorce law changes

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Dec 15, 2015 10:30 AM
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What to look for on Smart Talk Tuesday, December 15, 2015:

There are certain diseases and medical conditions that historically have brought on a sense of fear just by the mention of their names.  Small pox and tuberculosis were two of them until vaccines were developed and they were successfully treated.  Cancer was and still is another word that sends a shudder through someone hearing the diagnosis.  However, mention Alzheimer's Disease to someone today and it is sure to get a response.

About 5.3 million Americans have been diagnosed with the most common form of dementia and the numbers are growing.  That's because we're living longer and the older a person is, the better their chances are for developing Alzheimer's.

Losing memories, independence and possibly dignity is a frightening thought.

Alzheimers and caregiving are the topics we'll address on Tuesday's Smart Talk with Dr. Barry Wentland of Senior Life of York.

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Dr. Barry Wentland

Also, legislation is making its way through the Pennsylvania General Assembly that would shorten the waiting period for obtaining a no-fault divorce from two years to one.

Attorney J. Paul Helvy, who is chair of the Family Law Practice Group at McNees Wallace and Nurick LLC is on Tuesday's program to expalin why he thinks it's a good idea.

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Attorney J. Paul Helvy

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