Part of the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center web seminar series, sponsored by the Administration for Community Living.
Includes Complimentary CEs
The irreversible and progressive nature of dementia underscores the importance of planning for the future as soon as is practical for the person living with dementia and their caregivers or family. As dementia progresses, a person living with dementia will lose the ability to manage care and finances. Future planning for those affected by dementia can include identifying healthcare and supportive service options, determining how care will be funded and examining useful financial and legal resources. This web seminar will discuss key aspects of financial, legal, and healthcare planning that can help to ensure a more stable future for persons living with dementia, and their caregivers.
Participants in this web seminar will be able to:
- Describe how the cost of caring for a person living with dementia differs from the cost of caring for other conditions;
- Describe healthcare programs for older adults and what they cover;
- Describe the financial capacity options available to older adults; and,
- List legal and financial documents that may help families and caregivers of people living with dementia.
Cindy Hounsell is an attorney and retirement expert who has spent her career helping women secure their financial futures. She directs the National Resource Center for Women and Retirement Planning and is founder and president of the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER), the only organization to focus exclusively on the unique financial challenges that women face and to support women’s opportunities to secure adequate retirement income through research, workshops and partnerships.
Laurel Beedon, Ph.D., has spent her career working on retirement income policy as a researcher, writer, speaker and educator. In addition to policy research, Beedon's experience includes: staff member of the American Indian Policy Committee for Senator James Abourezk. She is also a member of the Alumni Advisory Board at Virginia Tech.