Your early diagnosis and willingness to adopt a proactive approach will go far in helping to maintain a higher quality of life for as long a time as possible.
First, consult your doctor and care providers regarding treatments, medications and lifestyle stress reductions. Take a trusted partner with you to be a second voice and set of ears.
Second, I strongly urge you to call to make an appointment with an elder law attorney to comprehensively discuss your care options, how to pay for such care and how best to ensure your estate planning documents will work the way they are supposed to when you need them the most.
Finally, the Alzheimer’s Association of Western Washington has a toll-free number with experts available to provide direction and answer your most pressing questions and concerns.
Additionally, Pierce County Aging and Disability has resources to help.
I also recommend two local Life Care Planning Professionals, Lisa Doyle of CayCare 866-337-1176 and Mary Lynn Pannen of Sound Options 253-756-5007. They can always provide valuable information and assistance.
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