Alzheimer’s Disease and Caregiving
Alzheimer’s Disease is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.
The Cause. According to the National Institute on Aging, scientists do not yet understand what causes Alzheimer’s; however it appears to develop because of a complex series of events that take place in the brain over a long period of time. The causes can be a combination of genetics, lifestyle and environmental factors.
Resources. The website for the Alzheimer’s Association in Southern Nevada contains a list of support groups that families can seek assistance with. The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health is another excellent resource for families to learn about diagnostic testing, medications and other treatments.
For families caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s you may feel uncertain and lost. Once an individual reaches a certain state of cognitive decline, they will no longer be able to execute valid legal documents. Our Elder Law attorneys provide helpful information for families dealing with this disease and guide you through your legal options.
Our law firm is also pleased to be part of the Alzheimer’s Workplace Alliance (AWA). As an AWA Corporate Champion, our law firm joins nearly 2,000 other leading companies in stepping up as a leader in the fight against Alzheimer’s Disease.