Did you know that 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia; it is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States – the only one out of the top ten with no methods of preventing or slowing it down; about 60% of family-caregivers are dying BEFORE the patient because of the 24/7 stress of taking care of their loved one; and in Oklahoma alone, the number of people who will suffer from Alzheimer’s will double in the next ten years.
These startling statistics reveal why it’s critical for Oklahoma professional advisors, caregivers, and healthcare professionals to learn about this disease as you will inevitably work directly with clients and their family members who are impacted by it.
Fortunately, the Alzheimer’s Association serves as a powerful resource to position yourself as a trusted, knowledgeable and confident advisor in this area, empowering you to help your clients and their families make the right decisions for them.
In this video, Jerry Shiles, an elder law attorney from the Elder Law Firm Parman & Easterday, interviews Amy Padilla, the Community Outreach Coordinator for the Oklahoma Alzheimer’s Association, to discuss the vision and mission of the Alzheimer’s Association; how their organization helps families navigate these issues.
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