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Preparing for Your Future with Alzheimer’s Disease

An Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis can be extremely overwhelming. It can be emotional, exhausting and scary, but preparation for the future can help take away some of the stress that comes along with the diagnosis.

 

Get Educated

Educating yourself on you or your loved ones’ diagnosis can help you plan for the future. There are so many ways you can learn about Alzheimer’s disease, whether it’s online or talking to your health care provider. It might also be helpful to hire a planning consultant to cover all of your bases. Doing the research will help prevent fears and worries about what is to come and will also help you know what to look for in a caregiver or memory care provider. Avalon Memory Care offers free consultations and advice for senior living planning. Email nurseholly@avalonmemorycare.com for assistance.

 

Create a Legal and Financial Plan

This step is very important for not only the Alzheimer’s patient, but also the patient’s family members. Doing this early on will allow the patient to be involved in the decision making process before they lose their ability to do so. Someone will need to be appointed as the Power of Attorney which means they will be the one making medical decisions for the patient when they no longer are able to. Other important steps include creating a last will and testament, a living will and a living trust. Making these financial and legal decisions early on can help take some of the burden off of the diagnosis.

 

Caregiver and Long-Term Care Planning

In the early stages of the diagnosis you or your loved one probably won’t need constant supervision. Simple steps such as, a daily plan for activities and meals will be sufficient enough to help the Alzheimer’s patient. As their diagnosis progresses long-term memory care will probably be needed, therefore family members should begin planning for the possibility early on. When planning for long-term care make sure to think about the services available, the cost, safety and the location.

 

Avalon Memory Care is a great option when looking for a memory care facility. To learn more about Avalon Memory Care or schedule a visit call (972) 713-1383 or (888) 522-1918. Avalon Memory Care offers all-inclusive pricing and month-to-month contracts. Let’s answer your questions today!

 

 

Sources:

https://www.alzheimers.net/planning-for-the-future-for-a-loved-one-with-dementia

https://www.alzheimers.gov/life-with-dementia/planning-for-future

https://www.alz.org/help-support/i-have-alz/plan-for-your-future

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