The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Owner, Shannon Pawley, Helps Raise Awareness For Dementia And Alzheimer’s Sufferers While Diminishing The Stigma That Surrounds Them.
Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Owner, Shannon Pawley, turns her attention to Alzheimer’s Month and World Alzheimer’s Day, September 21st.
DECATUR, GA, September 13, 2021: Shannon Pawley, Owner of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, has posted a new blog on the law firm’s website entitled “September Brings In A Change Of Season And World Alzheimer’s Month.” Ms. Pawley writes about the irreversible changes that occur when someone has dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease and encourages readers to help raise awareness to relieve the unnecessary burden of stigma.
Pawley shares a staggering statistic. “Around the world more than 50 million people suffer as a result of dementia.” She continues adding, “Be it age-related or the result of Alzheimer’s Disease, which 50-60% of sufferers have, this degenerative brain condition is devastating. It robs a person of their precious memories, competency, comprehension and behavioral awareness. Typically this is a slow decline taking place over years.”
According to Pawley, “Like all forms of mental illness, Alzheimer’s and dementia are still misunderstood by the general population, and they are shrouded by stigma due to ignorance of these conditions.” She emphasizes, “That is why our firm proudly promotes September as being World Alzheimer’s Month, with September 21st designated as World Alzheimer’s Day. The event has been running since 2012, the aim of which is to raise awareness and challenge the negative notions that contribute to its continued misunderstanding.”
Pawley shares, “My mother has vascular dementia and the effect this illness has had on our relationship is disheartening. I continue to speak with my mother daily; however, our conversations have become the same repeated dialogue and very limited engagement beyond her standard one-word responses. To say that I miss my mom is an understatement.” Pawley states, “It’s painful because she is physically still with us and it is so sad to remember who she used to be compared with who she is now.”
The entire blog 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.