Alzheimer’s Caregiving and Costs

Help With Planning for the Financial Impacts of Dementia

When a spouse, parent or other family member is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia, it can be a challenge.  I feel there are two unavoidable realities that families will have to face.  First, there are the challenges of being a caregiver.  Secondly, families need to plan for and deal with the costs of care.

As if the effects of Alzheimer’s and Dementia are not enough to have to deal with, other concerns begin to come into focus.  Families must navigate the new challenges of providing the kind of care necessary for someone with dementia.  Moreover, families also have to try to figure out how to pay for the often, long-term care expenses.

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