Alzheimer’s is a debilitating disease with a variety of severe symptoms. With this in mind, should you be in charge of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, it’s important that you take a variety of steps to protect them (and yourself).
Here are some of the many things you can do to help a loved one with Alzheimer’s:
- Get them the best possible medical care: There’s no cure for Alzheimer’s, but there are steps your loved one can take to slow down the progression of the disease. Be sure that they’re receiving the best care possible.
- Plan for the future: For example, there’s no better time than now to choose a long-term care facility that’s known or its ability to care for individuals with Alzheimer’s. If you wait until the last second to figure this out, it can lead to issues such as choosing the wrong facility and/or having no clear idea of how your loved one will pay for care.
- Help them get their estate plan in order: Should your loved one forget to do this now, it can cause all kinds of issues in the future. It’s not your responsibility to tell them what to do, as this can lead to trouble down the road. Instead, work with your loved one to ensure that they’re happy with the estate plan they have created.
These are just a few of the many steps you can take to help a loved one with Alzheimer’s. When you do these things, the both of you will feel better about the present and future.
Should you and/or your loved one have any questions or concerns, reach out to our law firm to schedule a consultation. We have many years of experience helping people with Alzheimer’s make the most of their estate and long-term care plans.