For any adult nearing retirement age, it’s never too soon to make plans about your future care. While we would all like to imagine retirement life free from the necessity of long-term care, in reality approximately two-thirds of people ages 65 and older will require long-term care in some form, according to AARP.
Many symptoms of early memory loss can look a lot like normal aging. Without understanding diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia, it can be hard to tell the difference. Unlike normal aging, where a few forgetful moments are commonplace, the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease completely disrupt a person’s daily life. In addition to memory problems, seniors living with Alzheimer’s experience a variety of cognitive and physical impairments that can, in no way, be considered normal.