There’s nothing easy about being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. It can feel isolating, overwhelming, and you may not know where to turn for help. The Law Offices of Janis A Carney has helped hundreds of individuals just like you, and we’ve compiled a list of 10 steps that we recommend you take as you progress through your journey. We understand that this is a difficult time, and we are here to help you with any questions or concerns you have. Contact our office through this page if you would like to schedule a consultation.
Ask your primary care physician to schedule a multidisciplinary geriatric assessment for a diagnostic evaluation and treatment plan. It’s important to have thorough information about your condition and outlook as you proceed.
Choose your decision makers. While the choice is ultimate in your hands, it is important that you choose individuals you can trust to make decisions that are in your best interests and that honor your wishes.
Attend support group meetings for additional education and support. The Law Offices of Janis A Carney can help you find education and support resources in your area.
Meet with an aging life care professional to learn more about available health and human services. They can help you find and secure the resources you need for your long-term care.
Read The 36-Hour Day by Mace and Rabins.
Refer to the www.Alzheimers.org website for a wealth of valuable information. The internet is filled with misinformation and advice that may not be in your best interests. This site will provide you with reliable and accurate information that you can use to plan your next steps.
Take steps to avoid financial abuse and exploitation. This may involve meeting with an elder law attorney to secure your assets, or to put them under the supervision of someone you trust.
Find a psychologist or social worker to talk with for emotional and psychological support. This can be a difficult time for both you and your family, and finding a strong support group can help everyone involved cope.
Go to www.PlanningAndProtecting.com where you can find more helpful information, including podcasts on various topics, a discussion forum, and a list of elder law attorneys in your area.
Schedule a consultation with our office to complete your estate and long-term care planning.
At The Law Offices of Janis A Carney, we know how overwhelming and stressful it can be to receive an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, or to have a loved one receive a diagnosis. We work with diligence and compassion to help each and every one of our clients protect their long-term interests and secure the care they need.