Legal & Financial Planning for those Living with Alzheimer's Disease

News from Aging, Posted on Tue, 10/30/2018 - 3:01pm
Alzheimer's Association: Legal and Financial Considerations in Dementia Care

Alzheimer's Association: Legal and Financial Considerations in Dementia Care

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease makes planning for the future a very important task for families. Concerns about care planning and programs that can help offset costs mean that families need accurate information about legal and financial matters specific to the disease.

Legal and Financial Considerations in Dementia Care is an opportunity to learn about important legal and financial issues to consider, how to put plans in place and how to access legal and financial resources in the community.

The Alzheimer’s Association WNY Chapter is offering a special double program in partnership with the Cattaraugus County Department of Aging on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at noon in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at 6360 NY-242 in Ellicottville.  Topics to be discussed include:

  • Making legal plans that fit individual and family needs
  • Legal documents and what they mean
  • How to find legal and financial assistance
  • Practical strategies for making a long-term plan of care
  • Government programs that can help pay for care

Additionally, participants will be invited to stay for a new Caregiver Support Group that will immediately follow the educational program. Going forward, the support group will meet every month on the third Thursday at 1:00 p.m. in the church.

Both programs are free and open to the public, but seating reservations are requested by calling 1.800.272.3900.