World Alzheimer’s Day

world Alzheimer's dayEvery year, Alzheimer’s organizations around the world elevate their activity level on World Alzheimer’s Day in an effort to raise awareness and funding for research into this disease. This year’s observation will be held on September 21st.  Alzheimer’s disease strikes a new victim every 68 seconds, robbing them of their memories and impacting their families in numerous ways. From the emotional devastation and pain of watching a loved one’s mental capacities and vigor deteriorate to the very real financial toll of providing the necessary care, Alzheimer’s disease is a tragedy for all involved. Though many people are aware of Alzheimer’s disease as a form of dementia, few realize that it is also the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. It is also a disease with no cure and for which no preventive measures can be taken. By raising awareness and funds, Alzheimer’s advocates hope to encourage the general public to contribute to research and provide critical support for those dealing with this cruel disorder. At Bratton Scott Attorneys at Law, we are committed to helping families who are dealing with the pain of Alzheimer’s disease by providing them with the answers they need regarding long term care, care coordination, estate planning and assistance with a multitude of elder law issues. If you need a knowledgeable legal and healthcare advocate to help protect your loved one, contact us today.

When a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it is imperative that their family members take immediate steps. In most cases, long-term care will be needed, whether that means in-home assistance or residency in a nursing home, assisted living or specialized memory care facility. Though it is appropriate to concentrate on the quality of care provided, you also need to take steps to ensure that you will be able to pay for this care. An elder care attorney will be able to help you with this. They will walk you through all of the steps needed to ensure that you will be able to understand and pay for all expenses, assume legal responsibility for your loved one and their financial transactions when appropriate. There are many steps that need to be taken to ensure that you are fully prepared for the challenges of the future, and an estate planning, elder law attorney will take you through each one in a way that is both compassionate and comprehensive.

At Bratton Scott, we believe that the best way to assist families dealing with Alzheimer’s disease is to make them aware of all of the tools that are available to them and then allow them to choose the answer that works best for them. We take the time to explain the costs that will need to be covered and to examine all legal and financial documents in order to explore the financial resources that are available. We understand the emotional and financial challenge, and are compassionate and patient in our approach. To set up a time to discuss your situation, contact our office today.