For many people, caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease is a way of life. Just the same, if you’ve been diagnosed with this ailment, it’s likely to add stress and uncertainty to your life.
There are both legal and financial concerns related to Alzheimer’s disease. This holds true no matter if you’re the person who has received a diagnosis or if you’re caring for a loved one as they fight the disease.
Here’s the one thing you need to remember: once you receive an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis, you can expect your cognitive ability to decrease over time. As a result, it’s much more difficult to manage your own affairs, such as seeking medical care and paying your monthly bills.
On the plus side, when you make decisions in advance, you won’t have nearly as much to worry about in the future. The four primary areas that require your attention include:
- Health care
For example, if you’ve yet to create a financial power of attorney, this is a good time to do so. When you become unable to manage your own financial affairs, it’s critical that someone you trust is able to legally step in and do so on your behalf.
There’s nothing simple about legal planning, especially when it’s related to Alzheimer’s disease, but it’s one of the better ways to put your mind at ease. If nothing else, it will give you peace of mind in knowing that your affairs are in order and that there will be someone to assist you in the future.
If you’ve received an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis or you’re caring for a loved one fighting this ailment, it’s time to take action.
No matter what’s on your mind, you can rely on our law firm to provide guidance. We can assist you with all aspects of the legal planning process.