Category: Client Profiles

Dementia & Alzheimers

Source: Alzheimer’s Disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States and in 2017 alone, it’s estimated that Alzheimer’s and other dementia’s will cost the nation $259 billion. According to the Alzheimer’s Association 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia and estimates put the number of Americans living with this disease at 16 million by 2050. While mortality rates for other diseases such as cancer and HIV are steadily declining, death from Alzheimer’s and dementia is rapidly increasing. As a financial advisor, it’s not a matter of if, but when will you encounter the unique challenges. There are clearly defined plans of action that need to be embarked upon as quickly as possible as soon as you learn of your clients condition. People living with this disease often see a sharp decrease in mental capabilities over a relatively short period of time, which is why it’s so important to touch base with your clients on a regular basis. We will be working to frequently add more and more resources to this page in order to help you arm yourself with the latest tools and information, so check back often!   Carrier Resources – ¬†Downloads Transamerica, 2017: Why Dementia Matters to YOU as an Advisor Transamerica, 2017: Caregiver’s Field Guide to Financial Strategies for Those Living with Dementia Transamerica, 2017: Toolkit...

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