Financial issues

Share tips on managing finances and available resources to help ease the financial burden of Alzheimer's disease.


Seeking Direction

  • By DKFREE · New reply February 4, 2014
  • 7 replies
  • My sister is the full time caregiver for our mother with Alzheimer's (for the past 3 years). I provide respite when I can- -but not often enough. We are at the breaking point, and not sure how we take ...

How to handle conflict with mom

  • By lgray1951 · New reply November 29, 2013
  • 8 replies
  • Today is approached mom about making two choices. Either buy services from assisted living or go to a nursing home. She was mad and offended. I do not know hoe to invoke the POA without making her mad ...

financial question

  • By Atir · New reply July 30, 2013
  • 4 replies
  • Hi There! If you are reading this post you already know being a full time caregiver is one of the hardest jobs at there. My husband has progressed to a point where he doesn't know me and remains in a ...

Paying outside help

  • By happyj80 · New reply July 18, 2013
  • 7 replies
  • My father and mother are living together in their home. My mother has alzheimer . My father wants to hire help and keep her at home as long as we can. We will be getting our first sitter to give him some ...

People who are interfering with my mother

  • By delaine66 · New reply June 26, 2013
  • 10 replies
  • I have been helping my mother with paying her bills and life insurance I have set up an account for her S.S. check it is a very small amount right now. I am her P.O.A. and somehow my oldest son has got ...

legal issues

  • By Bonita6 · New reply May 21, 2013
  • 4 replies
  • so i'm wondering if anyone can help me with a couple problems. I'm trying to find an eldercare lawyer in my area and am having trouble does anyone know the best way to find one. And i'm having an issue ...

New Here - Need Some Help

  • By katz56 · New reply May 21, 2013
  • 5 replies
  • My dad has been diagnosed w/ AD or vascular demential, not sure which and in the end does it really matter I guess. This has been ongoing for about two years. He's 90 yo and besides the Alzheimers he's ...

Life Insurance Benefits

  • By schamber · New reply April 20, 2013
  • 4 replies
  • I finally checked into the option "Waiver of Premium" on my husband's life insurance policies & applied for the benefit. He was approved fairly quick with just his medical information. This waives his ...

VA Aid & Attendance Pension Anyone?

  • By Sandon · New reply April 3, 2013
  • 10 replies
  • I just wonder if anyone has any experiences with the VA aid and attendance pension. I am working on all the papers and ready to make an appointment with a VA person. FYI the pension is for veterans or ...

How much do I share with mom

  • By Amgbluesky · New reply March 13, 2013
  • 12 replies
  • I was finally able to make some phone calls this week. One to the funeral home where we will some day have a funeral and one to a lawyer who specializes in elder law. The funeral home said they can set ...

Life Insurance Waiver of Premiums

  • By Jerry_S · New reply March 1, 2013
  • 11 replies
  • Did you know that your life insurance premiums may have a clause that the premiums can be waived if the person is disabled? I believe I saw this on another post the other day. I am the owner and payer ...

Elder Lawyers

  • By Amgbluesky · New reply February 25, 2013
  • 20 replies
  • Does anyone know a good reference for finding a lawyer specializing in elder issues? Especially seniors with AD? I know, from talking with mom's elder care case worker, that I need to protect some of ...

Social Security Disability

  • By schamber · New reply February 20, 2013
  • 6 replies
  • **** SOCIAL SECURITY: ***** After confirming everything we filed for Social Security Disability. I want to stress to everyone that if you or your loved one becomes disabled & cannot work please review ...

Thing are getting worse fast.

  • By justjason1 · New reply January 1, 2013
  • 20 replies
  • My mothers AD is progressing fast, or may be I am just accepting her AD. The newest problem is Financial. My mother was smart in setting up a trust with all her assets in it, I am the trustee. Lately ...

Do I have to see a lawyer to get "Power of Attorney"?

  • By Kayco9 · New reply December 10, 2012
  • 16 replies
  • My husband knows me most of the time but 3 times in the last week he has not realized that we are husband and wife. My sister and a good friend feel I should have "Power of Attorney". Do I have to hire ...

Help 4 Veterans

  • By Arick · New reply November 6, 2012
  • 13 replies
  • :) Hi Everyone, I am new and just lost my mother that suffered from AD. I can relate to many of the post & never wish this on anyone. It was very challenging dealing with all the different emotions while ...

Does anyone know the law?

  • By onelife · New reply October 11, 2012
  • 11 replies
  • My mother has been in a Hospital for almost a month then they transferred her to a nursing home where she was six months previously for rehabilitation for 6 weeks,I was singing the usual papers with the ...


  • By kaysp · New reply August 14, 2012
  • 3 replies
  • have spent all morning or it seems like trying to find out if I have to finish working to take care of my husband who has AD and Parkinsons if I am elligable for unemployment I am on Family leave at the ...


  • By Tristan · New reply August 14, 2012
  • 3 replies
  • I must withdraw funds from IRAs to pay for needed home repairs before listing OUR home for sale. Someone told me to "spend down" but I was wondering if equal amounts should be withdrawn from both IRAs ...

Husband just diagnosed, what next?

  • By LostLife · New reply May 30, 2012
  • 22 replies
  • I am scared that I will lose everything I worked for, and am so tiered of working so hard. My husband is impossible and refuses to help around the house while i work. He is worse than living with an out ...

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