At the end of February, the website HealthDay published an article entitled “Alzheimer’s May Strike Women and Men in Different Ways”. (https://consumer.healthday.com/2-25-alzheimers-may-strike-women-men-in-different-ways-2650728831.html )
Here is a quote from that article: “The ravages of Alzheimer’s may strike later in women than men, but once it takes hold women tend to deteriorate far faster than men, according to a new study. Something known as cognitive reserve helps the aging brain function better for longer, and researchers report that women appear to have more of it than men. But once the reserve runs out, mental decline in women speeds up.”
As you read this, it would be good to ask yourself if you have your Long-Term Care (LTC) insurance yet. Once health problems are on your medical record, it may no longer be available to you.
LTC insurance is a little like car insurance – you have to have the insurance BEFORE the accident.
Is your plan to move in with your children when you need care? Have you discussed this with them? Can they care for you full time and still work to earn a living, and to raise your grandchildren?
Look at some ideas, www.TheLongTermCareGuy.com has a number of short videos. Watch them, then start planning for your care. I’m here to help.