Football Hall of Famer Gale Sayers has died. Sayers suffered with dementia. The football star played for the Chicago Bears after an outstanding college career at University of Kansas. He is another football star to suffer from dementia.
World Series winner Tom Seaver has passed away at age 75. Seaver, who pitched for the 1969 “Miracle Mets” was suffering from Lewy body dementia since 2013.
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.
Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor announced she has dementia. She is a growing list of people who now must deal with the physical, emotional and financial burdens that come with longevity and long-term care.
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.