How do we plan for the future?
It is recommended that once a diagnosis of any disease has taken place that the family have a conversation about planning for the future. This may include: financial planning, future planning for care needs, legal planning. There are some steps that must take place in the early stages of this disease as it can affect the reasoning, thinking, and decision making skills of the person who has the disease. Allowing them to put their own plans in place, and document them with a lawyer and or accountant can help lessen the confusion in the future about what will be required. The Alzheimer Society can help either through the counselling department or through our many free educational seminars in helping sort out these complex issues.