Your Guide to Diagnosis, Research and Estate Planning
Every 65 Seconds Someone Develops Alzheimer’s Disease
Nearly 20 million baby boomers are caring for their families, and in a wrenching role reversal, caring for their ailing parents at the same time.
5.7 Million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s is a devastating disease that steals minds, memories, and independence.
In 2018, Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias Cost the Nation $277 Billion
You are your client’s primary link to planning for the future and preparing for the complications that may arise after the diagnosis and through the course of the disease.
Alzheimer’s Disease is the 6th Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.
5 reasons to attend this course:
1. Understand the science—how the disease attacks the brain
2. Build a resource library—learn what programs and services are available to help your client, and create a library to share.
3. This is a really great “how to” guide for counseling the Alzheimer’s client—from financial to estate planning
4. Find Medicare and Medicaid confusing? Demystify these complicated programs.
5. Gain strategies for avoiding ethical dilemmas: learn how to identify and avoid any compromising actions.
The Science of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias
--How the brain is affected
--Causes, risk factors
--Available therapies and treatments
--How to assess capacity
The Alzheimer’s Association:
How the Disease Affects Families, Available Services and Resources
--Living with early stages: early onset and early in the process
--Family issues and support groups
--Types of care and selection process
--Support and information from the Alzheimer’s Association
Estate Planning for the Alzheimer’s Patient
--Vital legal documents and special considerations for each
--Does the client have capacity to execute documents?
Medicare and Medicaid: a Primer
--Medicare basics and how to advise clients
--Long term care options and how to pay for them
--Personal care homes or nursing homes
--Care at home
--Qualifying for Medicaid basics and how to avoid pitfalls
Ethical Issues for the Attorney
--Legal capacity: what it is and how to decide
--Conflicts of interest: who is my client?
--Applicable Rules of Professional Conduct