Did you know 1 in 10 people age 65 and older have Alzheimer’s disease? Researchers are working to find a cure, but in the meantime, an early diagnosis can allow families to prepare for the future.
The Alzheimer’s Association has created a list of 10 warning signs for Alzheimer’s and other dementias to help identify problems early.
The association encourages those who are showing any of the signs to see a doctor.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab and Transamerica have created a free guide for families seeking information about steps they can take to financially prepare for what lies ahead, including costs of care.
If you or a loved one are affected by dementia, there is help available. The Alzheimer Association’s 24/7 Helpline, 800-272-3900, is staffed around the clock to offer callers information, support, and resources.
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