Learn To Protect Your Loved One With Alzheimer's

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Non-paid and informal caregivers for those suffering from Alzheimer's will learn about a variety of steps to assure that the legal aspects of their loved one's life are covered, in a special workshop at Payson Care Center Tuesday.

Tammy Jo Granado, eldercare coordinator with Jackson White Elder Law Services, will present the program, "Alzheimer's and the Law."

In the free workshop, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 23, Granado said, she will discuss Alzheimer's disease and how its victim's capacity for making legal decisions declines quickly, leaving very few options available to their caregivers.

"The earlier you start making arrangements, the more options you have," Granado said. These options include legal affairs, power of attorney, long-term care and end-of-life decisions.

By addressing these concerns while the patient still has the capacity to make their own decisions frees the caregiver to concentrate on providing for the physical and emotional needs of their loved one. Part of the program also will focus on the eligibility for Arizona's long-term care assistance, as well as the benefits for Alzheimer's patients and their caregivers.

For more information, call (928) 970-1835.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

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