If you have early-onset (also known as younger-onset) Alzheimer's or another dementia, you can live a fulfilling life. There are many ways to stay active and resources to help.
Planning for early-onset challenges
People with early-onset Alzheimer's and other forms of early-onset dementia face unique challenges when it comes to job decisions, financial issues and future care. Using available resources and talking openly about these issues can help you and your family prepare for the future. Sign up for our e-newsletter and get tips for living with younger-onset Alzheimer's as well as ideas on how you can support the fight to end Alzheimer's.
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Take action by meeting with a qualified financial consultant or an attorney to discuss current and future investments, insurance and retirement options.
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Many people with Alzheimer's continue to live at home after their diagnosis. If you choose to do so, it is helpful to work with your family to prepare for changes in the household. Have discussions now about topics that will have to be addressed later, such as driving and care options. Find adult day care programs and residential care settings that know how to assist people with early-onset Alzheimer's. Gather information about local services, such as in-home help.