A Startling Statistic

Every 70 seconds, somebody in the U.S. is diagnosed with Alzheimer?s disease. There is a common misconception that the kind of memory loss associated with dementias is ?normal?. It isn?t.

While it may be normal for an aging person to forget where he put the car keys, it?s definitely not normal to forget what they?re for. Judgment gets impaired. Bad decisions happen. These subtle signs of trouble, starting with memory loss, can sneak up on us.

Most don?t want to recognize the signs when it happens to one of our parents. However, one way to avoid much grief down the line is by having your parent sign a Durable Power of Attorney before the symptoms make this impossible. A sample is free online The Legal Document Everyone Needs but so few have.

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