There are 5.8 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease. Every 66 seconds, another person will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
If you have a loved one or friend who has been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, you have witnessed how the diseases steadily erodes the cognition and the life of the person with the diagnosis, destroying the very essence of who they are.
In addition to the mental and emotional toll it takes on you and your loved ones, it can also be financially devastating.
A person diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia can require care for as short as 4 to 8 years after diagnosis or as long as 20 years. The average care need lasts 8 years.
Much of this care falls to family members and friends. The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that family members and friends provided nearly $244 billion in unpaid care to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias in 2019.
We see the faces and the families behind these staggering statistics ever week in our office. We are now regularly counseling clients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia as well as family and caregivers who are trying to provide for their loved ones.
Whether you or your loved one have been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s, or you have a family history of dementia, it’s something none of us want to think about.
The good news is that you are not alone in this journey. Our mission is to partner with our clients in navigating the maze of supports and services, so that they can find the answers and the help that they need.
We can help you plan for peace of mind. Peace of mind in knowing:
- How current and future care needs will be met
- That your safety and dignity will be maintained
- You will maintain as much input and control over your quality of life aspossible
- Your family’s stress will be reduced
While research is advancing every day, there is still no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Our hope is that by bringing awareness and providing resources and tools for our clients and their loved ones, their journey will be just a bit easier, and they will know they are not alone on the journey.
We encourage you to take advantage of the resources on this page and on our website. It is our hope they provide comfort, guidance and peace of mind. Remember, you are not alone. We are here to help.