The Cost of Dementia Care in 2018

The Cost of Dementia Care in 2018

A recent study by Northwest Mutual Insurance discovered that caregivers in the United States are spending more money on caring while financially planning less. The study found that 7 in 10 caregivers reported lowering their own spending to be able to pay for caregiving costs for a parent or senior loved one. Learn more about the cost […]

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The Importance of Regular Financial Checkups for Dementia

The Importance of Regular Financial Checkups for Dementia

Managing finances for a parent or senior loved one with dementia can be a challenge. It’s important to regularly perform financial checkups to make sure you’re budgeting effectively as care needs and finances change. Dementia is an emotional disease for everyone involved. Adding financial responsibility to an already difficult situation can heighten frustration. This is […]

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Managing Finances for a Parent With Alzheimer’s

Managing Finances for a Parent With Alzheimer’s

One of the first early warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive decline is losing the ability to manage finances. This can lead to many challenges for caregivers and senior loved ones, which is why advance planning is so crucial. A Place for Mom expert and Geriatric Psychologist, Dr. Melissa Henston, states, “It’s often hard for parents […]

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How Dementia’s Financial Costs Take a Toll on Families

How Dementia’s Financial Costs Take a Toll on Families

Last Updated: August 3, 2018 It’s no secret that Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia bring emotional hardship to families and loved ones. But, the Alzheimer’s Association — who surveyed 3,500 caregivers in the United States — found that dementia’s financial costs also take a toll on families, bringing an insufferable financial burden to many family members. Take […]

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Why Is Alzheimer’s More Likely in Women?

Why Is Alzheimer’s More Likely in Women?

Last Updated: August 1, 2018 It’s no secret that women are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers previously attributed this to the longevity of women, but scientists are finding that there may be other contributing factors to the disease. Learn more about the new studies and what may be causing more women to suffer from Alzheimer’s.  […]

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A Greater Focus on Gender in Alzheimer’s Research

A Greater Focus on Gender in Alzheimer’s Research

Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease are women. Of the 5.5 million people over the age of 65 with Alzheimer’s in the United States, 2 million are men and 3.3 million are women. There’s no question that women bear the burden of Alzheimer’s and now experts believe that there is a missing link when […]

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Scientists Tailor Approach to Alzheimer’s

Scientists Tailor Approach to Alzheimer’s

In early March, 80 of the nation’s leading researchers and scientists gathered in Bethesda, Maryland for the 2018 Alzheimer’s Disease Research Summit. Now, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released their recommendations for future Alzheimer’s and dementia research as part of the “National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease.” Learn more about the summit and […]

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