Last but absolutely not least, create a roadmap for you & your family. Regular screenings for cognitive impairment will ensure early detection when a response to treatment is most likely. If you decide to procrastinate and develop full-blown Alzheimer’s or dementia, here are the statistics on what your family will face according to the Alzheimer’s Association:
Personal and Emotional Distress: Currently 16.1 million Americans are providing an estimated 18.4 billion hours of unpaid care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.
Financial Suffering: The financial value of the unpaid care they provide loved ones is estimated at $232 billion dollars per year. In addition to their personal sacrifice, the average health and long term care cost from diagnosis to death is $424,000 for every Alzheimer’s patient According to the Alzheimer’s Association.
No one wants to emotionally and financially bankrupt their family. Do the right thing and get screened for cognitive impairment as part of your annual wellness check up. Schedule your appointment today!