A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s can be life changing for a senior and those close to them. If your loved one is dealing with memory loss, they are not alone. One in three seniors have dementia and over 5.1 million Americans are thought to be living with the disease.
An Alzheimer’s diagnosis affects the entire family. According to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, it is estimated that one to four family members act as caregivers for each individual with Alzheimer’s disease.
While receiving a diagnosis of dementia can prove to be a difficult and emotional time, it is important to consider what to do next. There are certain steps you will want to take following diagnosis to plan for your loved one’s future so that they can live independently and comfortably with Alzheimer’s for as long as possible.