Understanding Alzheimer's Disease: From Science to Wealth Planning


Physical and cognitive changes are a natural part of the aging process, and in the case of Alzheimer’s disease—the sixth-leading cause of death in America—individuals and families face complex emotions and planning issues. Excerpted from a longer panel discussion, this Q&A format article provides insights on Alzheimer’s disease, its effect on diagnosed individuals and their families, and the important legal, medical and financial planning issues it raises. It also stresses the importance of proactive communication and planning ahead to help affected family members manage and realize their short- and long-term goals.

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