Legal and Financial Decision-Making

By: Alzheimer's Association Last Updated: January 26, 2010

The Alzheimer's Association of Greater Indiana will present “Making Life Decisions,” a free education program that will feature information on legal and financial issues for people caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. The program will be held on Tuesday, February 2, 2010 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM at the Westchester Library, 100 W. Indiana Avenue, Chesterton 46304. The featured speaker is William Green, an Elder Law Attorney.

“Making Life Decisions” provides information about possible care options, legal and financial issues. Topics include various care options, tools to assist in health care decision planning and finances. This program is free and open to the Public. Reservations are encouraged, as seating is limited. To reserve your space or for more information, please call the Alzheimer’s Association Helpline at (800) 272-3900.

Today, approximately 5.3 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, including 120,000 Hoosiers. Every 70 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer’s disease, making Alzheimer’s disease the 6th leading cause of death. The direct and indirect costs of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia amount to more than $148 billion annually.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the world leader in Alzheimer’s research and support. Having awarded more than $150 million to nearly 1,300 research projects, the Alzheimer's Association is the largest private funder of Alzheimer research. The Association’s vision is a world without Alzheimer’s disease. For more information about Alzheimer's disease, call 800.272.3900 or visit www.alz.org/indiana.