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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Alzheimer's and Estate Planning

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Alzheimer’s disease will affect one in eight American families.  Here are a few things you should keep in mind if you ever fear being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s:

  • Collect Documents.  Keep all of your estate planning documents in one place and tell a trusted person exactly where they are and what is included. 
  • Property Management.  Hire a financial professional to help create a plan for managing and disposing property as you become further incapacitated.  
  • Advance Directives.  Make your health care decisions early on with a durable power of attorney, a living will, and a do-not-resuscitate order if you wish. 
  • Living Trusts.  This versatile tool can be tailor made for the needs of an Alzheimer’s patient.

See Tom Nawrocki, 4 Things to Know About Alzheimer’s and Estate Planning, LifeHealthPro, March 11, 2014.

Special thanks to Brian Cohan (Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Brian J. Cohan, P.C.) for bringing this article to my attention.

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