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Being Prepared for a Possible Disability

Posted by Nina Whitehurst | Feb 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

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It is important to plan, in case you are one of the people who will suffer from Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer's disease is a scary proposition and something everyone should consider as a possibility in their future, according to the Times Herald-Record in "Disability planning is vital in case of cognitive impairment."

Unfortunately, experts do not think a cure for this disease is likely in the near future.  They expect that the number of people who suffer from it in American will double by the year 2060.

Fortunately, planning for Alzheimer's disease is not very difficult.

An estate planning attorney or elder law attorney can assist you in getting your legal paperwork in order. You will need a health care power of attorney so someone of your choosing can make your medical decisions for you. You will need a general durable power of attorney so someone of your choosing can handle your day to day financial affairs. You will also need a living will so that doctors will know what to do and not to do, when you are terminally ill with no chance of recovery.

Reference: Times Herald-Record (Jan. 18, 2018) "Disability planning is vital in case of cognitive impairment."

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Nina Whitehurst

Attorney at Law Nina has been practicing law for over 30 years in the areas of estate planning, real estate and business law She is currently licensed in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon and Tennessee. Her Martindale-Hubbell attorney rating is the highest achievable: 5 stars in peer...

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