Alzheimer's Association

Be Prepared To Assist Your Clients with Alzheimer's Disease

Early financial planning for Alzheimer's is critical, because this progressive, fatal, disease can wipe out a lifetime of savings.

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Get informed:

  • Learn about Alzheimer's and its crippling financial impact on families
  • Special planning considerations related to Alzheimer's
  • The warning signs of Alzheimer's and how to spot them

The number of Americans with this devastating disease is growing – and so are the costs.

  • Of Americans aged 65 and over, 1 in 8 has Alzheimer's, and nearly half of people aged 85 and older have the disease.
  • Four percent of the general population will be admitted to a nursing home by age 80. But, for people with Alzheimer's, 75% will be admitted to a nursing home by age 80.
  • Between 2010 and 2050, the out-of-pocket costs to families caring for someone with Alzheimer's are estimated to increase more than 400%.

You can't responsibly plan a person's estate without considering the possible impact of Alzheimer's Disease (or another dementia illness) on a client's capacity to engage in planning, and on the estate's ability to fund the cost of the needed care. Clients of mine who have a family member with Alzheimer's frequently suffer shock, isolation, upheaval and fear.

After 32 years in the practice of law, I have found that the Alzheimer's Association is the single greatest resource available to my clients.

Bernard A. Poskus,
Poskus, Caton & Klein, P.C. Denver, Colorado

The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.