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Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia, a general term for the loss of memory and other intellectual abilities interfering with everyday life. Today, an estimated 5.8 million people are living with Alzheimer's. Every 65 seconds someone develops Alzheimer's. This disease gets worse over time, and it is fatal. Today it is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Unless a cure or prevention is found, by 2050 14 million people will have Alzheimer's.

This disease is a brain disorder that affects the neuron transmitters found in the brain. When these neuron transmitters don't function properly, the ability to do daily activities and the thought process is badly affected.

Signs of Alzheimer's

  • Difficulty Performing Familiar Tasks

  • Memory  Loss

  • Problems with Language

  • Disorientation to Time & Place

  • Misplacing Things

  • Changes in Mood or Behavior

  • Changes in Personality

  • Loss of Initiative

Informal Support Group for those caring for someone with a Memory Disorder

Priscilla Groh, Founder/President of Cheering for Charity Foundation, conducts once a month support groups in the West Chester and Westside areas. Priscilla cared for her mother, Helen, for 9 years and has experienced the hardships and stress of watching a loved one battle Alzheimer's. 

Join her and attendees as they:

  • Exchange practical information on caregiving problems and possible solutions

  • Talk through challenges and ways of coping

  • Share feelings, needs and concerns

  • Learn about resources available

Resources

Alzheimer's not only affects the individual, but all loved ones too.

Many families try to take care of the person at home. This can have an enormous physical, emotional and financial impact on caregivers and families. It's essential to get support and plan to manage through the years ahead.

Elder Law

 

Attorneys who work in the field of elder law bring more to their practice than an expertise in the appropriate area of law. They also have knowledge of the senior population and their unique needs as well as the myths related to competence and aging. They are aware of the physical and mental difficulties that often accompany the aging process. Because of their broad knowledge base they are able to more thoroughly address the legal needs of their clients.

Lavin Law Group, LLC

877-822-6424

The Lavin Law Group, LLC was started with the goal of representing clients in a way that maximizes their independence and minimizes the stress and burden placed on loved ones. Our clients come to us from all walks of life. We have clients in crisis and some who are just approaching retirement. However, all of our clients have one thing in common: each and every one of them was smart enough to develop a personalized estate plan for the preservation and protection of their wealth. We invite you to explore this site or contact our office if you are in need of assistance in the following areas:

  • Protecting your family in a nursing home crisis situation

  • Estate & Tax Planning

  • Creation of Wills, Trusts, Living Wills, and necessary Powers of Attorney

  • Probate Avoidance

  • Estate Administration

  • Guardianships

  • Medicaid & Veterans Benefit Planning/Eligibility

  • Disability/Special Needs Planning

  • Medicaid Estate Recovery

  • Asset Protection

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Senior Care Agencies

 

Buckeye Home Health Care

877-291-3780

Buckeye Home Health Care's mission is guided by our philosophy that patients recover more quickly at home where they are the most comfortable. In-home care simply leads to greater independence, reduced hospitalizations, and better outcomes, day-in and day-out.

Home healthcare services allow for medical treatments in the most comfortable environment – your home. The beauty of home healthcare is that it can be short or long-term and can change over time. You only get services when and how you need them.

Visiting Angels - Westside

Senior care from Visiting Angels Cincinnati is provided by some of the best elder companions around. Our caregivers truly enjoy helping others and have committed themselves to treating clients with dignity and respect. Visiting Angels Cincinnati works with families in Arlington Heights, Mount Healthy, North College Hill, and throughout the Western Cincinnati Area. Some of the popular types of senior care services we provide are:

  • Social Care – teaches seniors how to utilize technology to keep in touch

  • Companion Care – provides loved ones with help to make independent living possible

  • Alzheimer’s or Dementia Care – specialized care for memory disorders

  • Palliative Care – attends to the whole needs of the individual

  • Personal Care – provides customized assistance at home

  • Ready-Set-Go Home Care – helps seniors avoid hospital readmission