Caring For A Parent With Alzheimer’s

My mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2014. I was worried because I knew very little about the disease.  So I decided to get as much knowledge about the disease and how to best help my mother.  I applied to agencies for support, but I was put on a list and advised to give it some time.  I contacted the medical insurance agency and was advised she only qualified for a 3 hour visit per week.  Worried, frustrated and confused I decided I had to develop a plan to guide her care and manage the costs. First, I had to decide how I would provide care in the future (which family members would help, day care, long term care, home health care; financial plan to cover costs; power of attorney, living will documents, end of life care decisions). The thing I needed to do document her symptoms and revisit the her insurance provide and government agencies.

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