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Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted on: July 22nd, 2016
It is estimated that some 5.1 million Americans may have Alzheimer's disease, which is a progressive brain disorder, and which can have overwhelming emotional and financial implications for today’s families. As our population ages, the prevalence of the disease rises — doubling every five years after age 65, according to the National Institute on Aging.



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Alzheimer's is the most common type of dementia, accounting for 60 to 80 percent of the disease cases. Alzheimer’s causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. Learning, judgment, communication, and carrying out daily activities are all imperiled and will get worse as brain functions decline. 

There is no cure; however, early detection and proper medical intervention are crucial in slowing the progression of the disease. It is estimated that one to four family members will serve as caregivers for each person with Alzheimer's, so early planning, as well, is critical.

At Terri Hilliard, PC Estate Planning and Elder Care, we can help you:
·       Plan ahead for long-term care expenses,
·       Estimate care cost and provide asset protection,
·       Prepare legal documents,
·       Explore available community resources, and
·       Provide guidance and disease education to help manage the disease stages.

The odds that you or someone you love will need extended care at some time in their lives are staggering against you. Let’s discuss your options and necessary plans to protect you and yours.

Give us a call at (805) 201-2552 or e-mail thilliard@terrihilliard.com.  
 
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