Dementia & Alzheimer’s Law

New Jersey Elder Care Lawyer Experienced in Alzheimer’s and Dementia and Asset Protection Planning

Together We Can Help Protect a Lifetime of Savings and Income.  Learn How by Reading This Important Page About Dementia, Alzheimer’s Law, and Asset Protection Planning.

Dementia and Alzheimer’s Planning: What Does it Mean?

Dementia and Alzheimers LawThe Basics

Individuals with Alzheimer’s, Dementia disease have unique legal and financial needs, as do their families.  Alzheimer’s care costs are extremely high. In New Jersey, depending on the level of care required, costs are typically between $7,000 and $13,000 per month!  The range of costs depends on whether the care that is provided is at home, at an assisted living residence, adult day care program, or nursing home.  As one can imagine, this cost is devastating to the average family.

Navigating through the emotional and physical demands of Alzheimer’s and Dementia care is very challenging. Calling upon the assistance of a knowledgeable Elder law attorney, among other professionals, can help ease the burden on your family. Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. is an experienced Alzheimer’s and Dementia lawyer, having handled cases and lectured throughout New Jersey to various professional and community groups on topics including Alzheimer’s Planning, Asset Protection, Veterans Benefits, and NJ Medicaid. Please feel free to click here to see where and when Mr. Niemann will be speaking next.

Where Do You Start When Alzheimer’s Planning is Needed?

Many individuals don’t know where to begin when a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. Others feel as though income and/or asset restrictions may disqualify them from getting the help they need. Regardless of how far you or a family member are on the Alzheimer’s and Dementia journey and the value of your income and assets, Mr. Niemann will help you deal with Alzheimer’s planning at any stage. He will work to address the issues most important to you.


One out of every three people over the age of 65 – and 50% of those over the age of 85 – are or will become diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. In today’s world, over 5.2 million Americans and 26.6 million people worldwide currently suffer from this terrible disease.

When Alzheimer’s strikes, family members are forced to deal with changes in their loved one’s physical and mental behavior.  At Hanlon Niemann & Wright, we focus on Medicaid Planning for families with someone suffering from Alzheimer’s or Dementia. Our goal is to get you the information and legal solutions you need in a time and cost-efficient manner.

Long-term health care costs for someone with Alzheimer’s or Dementia can financially destroy a family. Don’t let these costs bankrupt your hard-earned savings when you may qualify for Medicaid. Call us before filling out any Medicaid or VA application. We are often able to tell you at our first meeting whether it is possible for you to save money.

To learn additional information about receiving up to $2,300 +/- in additional monthly income when Alzheimer’s and Dementia strikes a veteran or their spouse from the U.S. Veterans Administration, contact Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. at or call him toll-free at 855-376-5291.

When Alzheimer’s and Dementia Strikes a Loved One, We Are Here to Help.

Don’t let a lack of knowledge regarding long-term care cost you money! Many individuals unnecessarily spend down their life savings, sell their home and/or assets, and become “broke” in order to pay for nursing home care. The real tragedy of this is that they didn’t have to.

Let us show you how you can get the quality long-term care you deserve without spending all of your hard-earned money you want to leave for the family.

Why is Alzheimer’s Planning Important?

While Alzheimer’s planning for asset and income protection may sound like a basic and common practice, many people are not even aware that financial planning is possible.  Planning involves protecting your assets and income, as well as providing for quality life care. By combining estate planning, asset protection strategies and Medicaid planning, you can protect your future while making sure a loved one (or yourself) receives the proper care he or she deserves.

Alzheimer’s and Dementia planning is an essential practice of elder law, and elder law is a unique field of law.  It requires a concentrated knowledge of the special problems of families who are forced to deal with Alzheimer’s and Dementia or other serious diseases. Hanlon Niemann & Wright helps advise families living with this and other devastating illnesses. One of Mr. Niemann’s key goals is to ensure quality care while protecting a family member’s personal dignity. After all, this is what each of us deserves.

To help achieve this goal, Mr. Niemann typically aims to protect assets as soon as possible. If you protect your money now, you can help protect it throughout the planning process and eventually qualify for Medicaid benefits. Shielding and protecting your assets now is the key for ensuring quality care for your loved one down the road.


I’m not sure if you recall, but you met me and my brother back in March in reference to my elderly father Callis Bridgers.  We met with you (Mr. Niemann) late on a Saturday evening at your office with very heavy hearts.  What led us to your firm was that my stepmother had taken my elderly father to PA and admitted him to an assisted living facility on the sly.  We came to you wearing our hearts on our sleeves not knowing if there was anything we could do as his children to protect his best interests or more importantly bring him back home to NJ.  His dementia left him unaware of what had happened to him or that he was being tossed aside due to inconvenience and greed. 
Thanks to you, within a few days, I received a call from Bonnie Wright, a person I have come to call a friend.  You see, the purpose of this email is to thank you and to tell you what a wonderful person you have in your midst.  Although I have only met Bonnie once, I will never forget her face.  The face of the angel that helped myself and my brothers fight for a man that could not fight for himself…… Bonnie became our beacon in the dark.She helped us secure a co-guardianship agreement with my stepmother that allows for me to watch over my father and participate in decisions about his future.  In addition, the agreement gives me the ability to closely watch his finances to ensure he is never taken advantage of again.  And one day, he will come back home to NJ.

Bonnie gave us hope when it seemed so far out of reach.  It has been a long nine months but worth all the heartache.  She is truly a gem and deserves recognition for all the hard work she did to secure some peace of mind in a senseless situation.  Not only is she a wonderful lawyer but also a compassionate person.  Again, I call her “friend” as she has been my rock and given me encouragement through all the tears and uncertain moments.

I thank the Lord and yourself for bringing her light to our dark situation.  God Bless.

Elizabeth Havens – Columbus, NJ


Do you have a loved one living in New Jersey who is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, Dementia or other progressively degenerative diseases?

Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq, of Hanlon Niemann & Wright is here to assist you as a knowledgeable and caring Elder Law and Elder Care Attorney with decades of experience with Alzheimer’s and Dementia clients and families.

Fred wants to help ease your burden, answer all your questions and offer you hope that solutions are available to help you and your loved one.

Watch Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann & Wright explain the ins and outs of Alzheimer’s and Dementia law in this interesting and informative video. 

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A Personal Note From Us to You



Please let us help you. Call me personally today. I can help give you thoughtful answers to your complex Medicaid questions.

Delirium vs. Dementia

Read this interesting article on how delirium differs from dementia, and how to spot delirium in the elderly.  You’ll also learn what you can do to help your loved one before the symptoms progress.


I had a client who had come to me for advice. Her mother had done no financial planning and had just had a stroke. The daughter was given power of attorney and was afraid her mother was going to lose the house she and her children were living in if her mother went on Medicaid. Fred was able to think outside the box and come up with a solution that solved their issues. He was also excellent at explaining the pro and cons of each decision, so the family felt comfortable they were making the correct decisions. I would easily refer more clients to Fred.
– Sean T. Keating, CFP®, ChFC®
Early Dementia, Alzheimer’s.  My Mom’s health deteriorated to the point she required full-time care.  She wanted to live at home but required regular help with the essentials of daily living (i.e. dressing, bathing, etc.).  As her caregiver daughter, the responsibilities fell on me to figure out what to do.  Thank goodness for Fredrick Niemann.
He met with me and explained all of my options for my mom, from at home/community care, assisted living, state, county and local programs for the elderly, financial eligibility for benefits, Medicaid qualification, pharmaceutical assistance, utility aid, Medicare and Veteran’s benefits, etc.  While I felt overwhelmed by it all, Mr. Niemann clearly was in control of what could be done for Mom.  We engaged him to make applications for subsidized at-home care and assistance through available grant programs and as part of his services to us, he is counseling us on a reverse mortgage, income and financial products to enhance Mom’s monthly income and to reduce her expenses.  Mom would tell me to let Mr. Niemann make all the decisions although I am her Power of Attorney.  I value so much his confident and generally caring manner.  If you’re trying to help your Mom, Dad or family member deal with a life changing health condition, call Mr. Niemann.  I’m glad I did and so is Mom.
– Mary Layton, Farmingdale, NJ
Fred is an amazing and dynamic person. I have attended a few of his work shops and CEU events over the years and his interactive discussions have been both educational and entertaining. He is one of the few lawyers out there that I do trust and does whatever he says he is going to (Accountability) who ever I have referred his way has always thanked me for connecting them and this is why I continue to work w/ Fred. Great person, excellent ethics, and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend him.
—Steve Weiss, Regional Director of Professional Relations, Senior Bridge 

I am a NJ attorney with 40+ years of experience in the practice of law. Medicaid applications are not my area of expertise. I consulted with three law firms who specialize in this area of law. Thankfully, I chose Hanlon Niemann & Wright. The firm is professional, knowledgeable, efficient and responsive. My sister received notice of enrollment into the Medicaid program within 40 days after the law firm filed the application. Lorraine Banach, my legal assistant contact at the firm, was excellent. I will recommend Hanlon Niemann & Wright to all my family, friends and clients who are in need of legal services concerning Medicaid law.
Joseph Marrazzo, Jr., Cherry Hill, NJ.


Alzheimer’s and Dementia Attorneys serving these New Jersey Counties:
Monmouth County, Ocean County, Essex County, Cape May County, Mercer County, Middlesex County,
Bergen County, Morris County, Burlington County, Union County, Somerset County, Hudson County, Passaic County