A popular TV show, “This is Us” is addressing the impact of cognitive decline on a primary character. It reminds us that the consequences of aging impact many American families.
You clicked on this story; do you remember why? Did it spike a concern? Knowing the consequences of aging is important before you get old. Memory problems are often benign and caused by other things. Sometimes its dementia.
Social media is in the news. As more people experience a family member suffering from memory loss the issue is coming out of the shadows. People share their thoughts and feelings about dementia and long-term care.
The number of American’s who suffer from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia continues to grow. Carried service dogs can be an important part of the caregiving team. If you have a loved one who has memory loss a dog could help.
Aging is an issue which impacts every American family. With longevity comes the health and age-related issues which drain savings and create stress and pressure on loved ones. New proposals give families more options to plan.
A topic you will hate … death and long-term care. Could have added taxes but that would be too much. Many of the causes of death also cause extended care impacting family & finances. Pet pic included for fun.
Will occasional smoking or marijuana use really be a health issue? Can it impact risk for long-term care in the future? How can you plan before it becomes an issue?
If you find yourself or family member caring for a person with Alzheimer’s or dementia the stress impacts more than you and your family. It impacts your health unless you take the right steps.
Caregiving is hard on families, even harder when caring for those with Alzheimer’s. Training is available when no advance plan exists and family must step in.