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10. Practical Advice: Legal, Financial, Health Care

Receiving an Alzheimer’s diagnosis can be emotionally charged, and practical matters may be neglected. But at some point, early on, it will be necessary to make certain legal and financial decisions and to think about future care. Even if a person with Alzheimer’s disease is still capable of handling his

What Is Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease?

What Is Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s disease does not affect just the elderly—sometimes it can attack people in their 50s, 40s, and even 30s. And when it does, the effects can be devastating. So what is early-onset Alzheimer’s disease (EOAD)?

Simply put, EOAD involves the onset of Alzheimer’s before the age of 65, when it will

10. Practical Advice: Legal, Financial, Healthcare

Receiving an Alzheimer’s diagnosis can be emotionally charged, and practical matters may be neglected. But at some point, early on, it will be necessary to make certain legal and financial decisions and to think about future care. Even if a person with Alzheimer’s disease is still capable of handling his

Dementia Stages and Strategies

If you have been told you have Alzheimer’s disease (AD), or are caring for somebody newly diagnosed with AD, you will likely be very worried about the future. But try to keep in mind that AD affects people in different ways, and disease progression also is very individual. “You won’t

An Advance Care Directive is a Plan for the Future

It’s a subject few of us like to think about, let alone discuss, but planning for a time when you may be too ill to make your own medical decisions is important. A new report suggests that more American seniors are having conversations with their doctors about this topic. However,

Caring for Elderly Parents at Home? Consider These Options

Caring for Elderly Parents at Home? Consider These Options

Whether you’re caring for elderly parents at home or planning for yourself, it’s important to make decisions and preparations for end-of-life issues.

These measures can help ensure that your parents—or you—receive the proper care while making decisions easier for loved ones. Experts advise us that the best time to begin making

10. Practical Advice: Legal, Financial, Healthcare

Receiving an Alzheimer’s diagnosis can be emotionally charged, and practical matters may be neglected. But at some point, early on, it will be necessary to make certain legal and financial decisions and to think about future care. Even if a person with Alzheimer’s disease is still capable of handling his

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