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What you need to know about legal planning for Alzheimer's disease

Legal Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease

By Andre O. McDonald |

There is currently no cure for the more than 5 million Americans who have Alzheimer’s disease. Projections by the Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org) are that by 2050 more than 14 million Americans will suffer from this disease. What can you do if you are medically diagnosed with Alzheimer’s? Aside from following the advice of your… Read More »

Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness 2020

Alzheimer’s Disease 2020 Facts and Statistics

By Andre O. McDonald |

There are over 400 types of dementia. While that number is staggering, the most common cause of dementia is due to Alzheimer’s disease, according to the 2020 Facts and Figures report published by the Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org). Other better-known types of dementia include vascular, Lewy Body disease, frontotemporal dementia, and early-onset dementia. As of this… Read More »

When Assisted Living May Not Be Enough

By Andre O. McDonald |

Jane’s father Jerry decided, on his own, that it was time to move into an assisted living facility. Jerry’s arthritis had worsened to the point where he couldn’t dress himself, he struggled to get in and out of the shower, and he was lonely living by himself. Jerry did very well at his new… Read More »

Dementia and it's impact on a marriage

Dementia and its Effect on a Marriage (UPDATED: August 2019)

By Andre O. McDonald |

(Columbia, MD) When someone you love, in particular – your spouse – becomes ill, you want to help them get well. But what happens when the illness is dementia? A marital relationship that could have spanned years or decades becomes subject to enormous change, and that change is not a slow linear progression of… Read More »

What's a Silver Alert in Maryland?

Silver Alert: What It Is, When It’s Used, and How to Avoid Needing It

By Andre O. McDonald |

Individuals who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are prone to wandering. This is often caused by the decline in cognitive functioning and symptoms such as restlessness and confusion that are associated with this decline. The more these diseases progress, the more likely it is that the senior will wander. This… Read More »

Understanding the Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease 101: What You Need to Know to Be Prepared

By Andre O. McDonald |

According to the Alzheimer Association, Alzheimer’s Disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia. More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s; by 2050 this number could be as high as 16 million. In the United States, every 66… Read More »

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