According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are more than five million Americans living with Alzheimer’s. Furthermore, this number is expected to increase to approximately 14 million by 2050.
With this in mind, it’s critical that you consider the possibility that you or a loved one could one day receive an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. As scary as it may be, treatment has come a long way over the years.
There are many concerns associated with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, including those regarding your personal life, legal rights, and finances.
Here are some questions that are sure to be on your mind:
- What’s the best way to receive high-quality treatment for Alzheimer’s?
- What types of other health concerns are associated with Alzheimer’s?
- Who will manage your affairs if Alzheimer’s makes it impossible for you to do so?
- What’s the best way to pay for Alzheimer’s care, such as medical and nursing expenses?
- What can you do as a caregiver to comfort a loved one with Alzheimer’s?
- Which doctor is best qualified to care for you or your loved one?
Plan Now for the Future
It’s common to fall into the trap of believing that you’ll never deal with mental incapacities, such as Alzheimer’s. However, if you neglect to plan for the future and something like this happens, you’ll find yourself scrambling for answers to the above questions (among many others).
With proper planning, you can protect your health, finances, and legal rights. The sooner you come to grips with the fact that Alzheimer’s could one day affect you, the sooner you’ll create a plan for dealing with this possibility.
Maybe you’ve been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Maybe a family member is struggling with the disease and you’re caring for them. Or maybe you simply want to prepare for the future through the creation of a detailed long-term care plan. Regardless of your circumstances, contact us for more information on coping with Alzheimer’s.