Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder that was named after Alois Alzheimer, a German physician, who first discovered and described the disease in 1906. Alzheimer’s disease is a fatal brain disease that effects 5.3 million Americans. Alzheimer’s disease destroys brain cells, which leads to memory loss, behavior problems, and impairment of decision making and thinking. According to alz.org, Alzheimer’s disease is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.
Symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease most often appear when an individual experiences problems with memory, thinking and concentration. Early-stage and younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease may need just minimal assistance with simple daily routines, which may be provided by Michigan home care companies.
Currently, there is no cure to Alzheimer’s disease. That said, there are various treatments and support available to those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
Caring for a loved one in Michigan who is a victim of Alzheimer’s disease can be both financially, as well as emotionally draining. As Michigan elder law lawyers we empathize and understand the need for the best possible care and can provide solutions to ease the financial and emotional burden through caring, compassionate legal counsel.
If a you or a loved one has been diagnosed in Michigan with Alzheimer’s disease, we can help ease the emotional and financial burden. We assist families in Oakland county, Wayne county, and Macomb county by providing legal counsel that can help your family prepare for the future financial and healthcare needs of your loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
If you or your loved one is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease we can take proactive steps to develop a plan designed to provide the best possible level of care, as well as protecting your hard-earned family assets from being spent needlessly on health care or nursing home costs.
Some Michigan Alzheimer’s planning that we can utilize include irreovcable trusts, caregiver agreements and the Michigan Family Defender Trust (MFDT).
If you or your loved one, who is in Michigan, is diagnosed with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease or a later stage of Alzheimer’s disease, contact the Michigan Elder Law Center so we can begin planning for your family’s future.
Here are 10 signs of Alzheimer’s disease, which you can find at alz.org.
- Memory loss that disrupts life
- Challenges in planning or solving problems
- Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work or at leisure
- Confusion with time or place
- Trouble understanding visuals images or spatial relationships
- New problems with words in speaking or writing
- Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
- Decreased or poor judgment
- Withdrawal from work or social activities
- Changes in mood and personality