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Looking for Help With Legal and Financial Planning?

Many people are unprepared to deal with the legal and financial consequences of a serious illness such as Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Legal and medical experts encourage people recently diagnosed with a serious illness — particularly one expected to cause mental and physical decline — to examine and update their financial and healthContinue reading “Looking for Help With Legal and Financial Planning?”

Financial Planning: Three Documents to Know About

Advance directives for financial planning are documents that communicate the financial wishes of a person. It’s important to create these documents while a person with dementia still has the legal capacity to make decisions. Three common documents included in a financial directive are: Will: Specifies how a person’s estate — property, money, and other financial assetsContinue reading “Financial Planning: Three Documents to Know About”

RADC Let’s Talk Series Presents: “Social Security: Your Present and Your Future” a Facebook Live Event

Join the discussion with The Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center’s Latino Core, “Let’s Talk” Series. This month’s topic: Social Security, Your Present and Your Future, will be a one hour session – jammed packed with useful information from experienced panelists. In both English and Spanish.

How to pay for Long-term Care

Many older adults and caregivers worry about the cost of medical care. These expenses can use up a significant part of monthly income, even for families who thought they had saved enough. So, how do you pay for long-term care? Payment sources may include Personal funds— Much home-based care is paid for using personal funds (“outContinue reading “How to pay for Long-term Care”

Talking about your health care wishes

After an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, it is important to start thinking about and documenting your health care wishes. It’s best to have these conversations between you, your family and caregivers, and your medical team early in the disease progression while you can still understand the issues and make your wishes known. You may want to createContinue reading “Talking about your health care wishes”