Family History Of Alzheimer's?
5 Things To Consider... Before It's Too Late
Part 1 of a 5 Part Series
Alzheimer's and Dementia are terrible diseases that can rob individuals of their independence, mobility and memories. If you have a family history or are already experiencing symptoms of Alzheimer's … you should consider these 5 items. Take action now and find the solution... before it is too late.
Here are the 5 parts in this series:
Part 1: Open the Conversation
Part 2: Create A Memory Gift
Part 3: Letters of Instruction
Part 4: Important Documentation
Part 5: Remember... You're Only Human
Part 1: Open the Conversation
Alzheimer's and Dementia can be a frightening experience for the patient, their family and friends. If you have been diagnosed with, or have a family history of neurological diseases, the first step is to open the conversation early. Talk about the potential day to day scenarios that could be affected by a progressive memory loss. For example:
Getting lost, wandering and not being able to find your way home
Making poor financial decisions during periods of mental lapses and confusion
Not recognizing family members or friends, resulting in agitation and aggression
Frustration and suspicion with forgetfulness
Repetition of stories, questions and actions
This will prepare you for some of the anticipated and unexpected challenges that may become part of your life. Ask your family and friends what they would do if these behaviors begin to present themselves.
Do this before the condition worsens. Alzheimer's is a progressive disease. Taking this step early will help everyone remain united and educated on what is needed. As much as you may not like it, there may come a time when you have to let others help you. These conversations can be tough... but don't be afraid to have them.
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Be sure to stay tuned for Parts 2-5...
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Keith Maderer has been a Financial, Investment and Tax professional in the Buffalo-Niagara region for over 30 years. He helps individuals and families to Clarify their needs and goals, Solve their problems, and Simplify their life to avoid the common pitfalls that get in the way of enjoying life and retirement.
He is an author, an entertaining and humorous speaker that enjoys captivating audiences with stories, anecdotes, and messages that inspire and motivate others to achieve their goals.
He has been married for over 30 years and has 5 adult children which contributes to his great sense of humor. For more information please visit: http://SFTAweb.com, or http://KeithMaderer.com or visit his Amazon Author Page.
Chelsea Maderer is a Financial, Investment and Tax Advisor in the Buffalo-WNY region. She helps individuals and families to Clarify their needs and goals, Solve their problems, and Simplify their life to avoid the common mistakes that get in the way of enjoying life and retirement.
For more information please visit: http://SFTAweb.com.
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