Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Assistance | Illinois Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorney
What happens if you or your loved one is diagnosed with early-onset dementia? This typically means that the patient was diagnosed before the age of 65. Unfortunately, there are not very many resources for those who have early-onset dementia, but there are a few things that a caregiver can do:
- Look for a senior day center. The staff will be well trained in dementia care and they’ll know the right ways to interact with your loved one;
- Have your early-onset diagnosed loved one volunteer in a senior day center like the type I mentioned above. This will ensure that they are in a safe environment while also giving them a sense of confidence; and
- Talk to local nursing facilities. Some facilities have day care or memory units that may fit your loved one’s needs.