Alzheimer’s Disease: What To Look For

The numbers are hard to read: One out of eight Americans 65 years of age and older have Alzheimer’s disease. For 85 year olds and older, 43 percent of them have Alzheimer’s. In the U.S., Alzheimer’s develops in someone, on average, every 69 seconds.

But again and again, I see clients and family members who are hesitant to even consider the disease as a reason to ensure estate planning and long-term care is in place. Alzheimer’s disease is not an easy condition to contemplate for ourselves or for our loved one in the future, but it’s made much worse without compassionate care and financial security in place.

What are some of the early signs that indicate there may be an issue?