USA Today (3/2, Powell, 9.51M) reported on how older Americans should plan for retirement, featuring advice from an elder law expert who recommended that as someone ages and the threat of cognitive decline looms, people should consider “searching for and retaining a certified elder law attorney who can draft the appropriate documents” to specify power of attorney, among other directives. The expert also discussed the need to seek assistance in determining housing needs and financing, among other concerns.
This implies that all older persons will endure severe cognitive decline. We are actually seeing a decline in the prevalence of dementia. Stop exaggerating the danger to scare older persons into using more attorneys.