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This blog is about my dad, who developed Alzheimer’s. I want the world to see just how easy it is to take advantage of those with Alzheimer's, or any form of dementia, so that they can take steps to protect themselves.

Owner: ryanbyrnes14all

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Language: English

Tags: Alzheimer's, Dementia, Elderly abuse, Undue Influence, Estate Planning

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Latest Blog Posts for A Life Well Stolen

  • Remnants of a Life
    on Feb 22, 2011
    We went to see Byrnes Hollow several times when I was a kid. My dad told us stories of growing up there, pointing out all the different places where some of those events happened. Some of those stories were the last memories that my dad would hold on...
  • The Big Man from the Holler
    on Feb 19, 2011
    I don’t know what age I was when I discovered that my dad was the big man around the county. I think I was around six or seven when he was promoted to management, and it was a few years later that he was promoted to senior manager of his division.
  • Rich or Poor?
    on Feb 16, 2011
    How do I begin this?As I wrote this book, that’s the question I kept coming back to time and time again, and draft after draft. I couldn’t decide. I wanted to introduce my dad and show you who he was and where he came from. I wanted you to know t...
  • Protecting a Legacy
    on Feb 12, 2011
    At the end of our fight, we realized what a battle it had been and how unfair it was that our dad lost everything. We were amazed at how easy it had been for the person to betray him and steal away everything, and we were shocked at how little protec...
  • The Law is Behind the Times
    on Feb 8, 2011
    Sometimes we live in a fantasy world by thinking that just because something is immoral that automatically makes it illegal.  That was the case with us. Someone had stolen everything from our dad. This had been done at a time when he suffered fr...
  • Feeling Powerless
    on Feb 5, 2011
    It had been dark when I woke, and I sat up in bed for a long time just thinking about everything; I couldn’t keep the dark thoughts at bay. My wife was sound asleep the entire time. She didn’t know that I was awake or I felt just then, and wouldn...
  • Book Description
    on Feb 3, 2011 in Book Description
    I just finished writing a new book description that should be showing up soon on Amazon.com, so I thought I would post it here.Book Description:This is the true story of my dad, a man whose life was stolen away by Alzheimer’s and betrayal.Before he...
  • The Price for Justice
    on Feb 3, 2011
    I remember this day so well. It was Thanksgiving morning and I should have been looking forward to the day, but I wasn’t. I couldn’t think of anything other than how bleak our future seemed. I was mad at the injustice of my dad’s situation and...
  • A Torn Legacy & Misplaced Trust
    on Jan 30, 2011 in Alzheimer's living trust legacy pieces
    The notion of trust wandered through my mind a lot as I was writing this story. My dad’s trustee was the person who betrayed him. As it turned out, there was very little that was trustworthy about that person.  I admit that I’m too trus...
  • Waking Up on Thanksgiving Day 2009We battled in court for five years to reclaim our dad's stolen life. From the moment we discovered the treachery that had transpired I wanted to tell the world. But I couldn't; none of us could. Our lawyers kept us quiet. When this whole awful mess f...
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