Every 66 seconds someone develops Alzheimer’s disease. It is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. 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. These same boomers are approaching the age of greatest risk for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The number of people with Alzheimer’s or dementia is soaring and may become epidemic. Whether you are in a position to provide counsel to a patient or family, or dementia has touched your social circle personally, explore essential guidance to navigating the uncertain course that is Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Summary of ContentsThe Science of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias
The Alzheimer’s Association: How the Disease Affects Families, Available Services and Resources
Ethical Issues for the Attorney
Estate Planning for the Alzheimer’s Patient
Medicare and Medicaid: A Primer