Yes, indeed. November is the awareness month for many causes. Some fun, even funny. Others deadly serious like Alzheimer’s. There is no cure. It’s the sixth cause of death in the U.S. Medical research reports there is a blood test to diagnose Alzheimer’s.
We’ve heard this for years. The prudent strategy would be to get your long-term care insurance or alternate funding strategy in place before you explore testing. Why? Because any indication of cognitive decline is uninsurable. A colleague used to say, “We’re all just one doctor’s appointment away from being uninsurable.” If we make it to age 90, 50% of us will be cognitively impaired. Scary thought. Even if you are part of the lucky 50% that escapes dementia, get your funding strategy in place.
Alzheimer’s doesn’t just affect a person. It impacts an entire family.