NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF ATTORNEYS FOR ALZHEIMER’S PLANNING
In 2018, Alzheimer’s and other dementias will cost the nation $277 billion. By 2050, these costs could rise as high as $1.1 trillion states the Alzheimer’s Association. Much of the of cost of care is absorbed by the Alzheimer’s patient and his/her family out of their own pockets.
Caring for an individual with Alzheimer’s disease is not only expensive, but also challenging. Alzheimer’s patients will experience the disease process in different ways at various stages of the disease. Caregiver responsibilities can range from paying bills and balancing the checkbook to bathing and dressing.
Many care options exist in the spectrum between living in a private residence and going to a nursing home. Yet, an Alzheimer’s patient and his or her family often dread a nursing home as the only resort, without learning about all of the care options that exist.
Alzheimer’s disease affects everyone. All attorneys at the conference have been affected by this devastating disease.
This is why I am a founding member and on the steering committee of this organization.