Happy New Year!
If getting your finances in order is one of your 2013 resolutions, you may want to add helping your parents out with theirs—especially if one of your parents is showing signs of early dementia.
A quiz at the Kiplinger website takes you through some financial-struggle warning signs and what to do if you notice them. The introduction points out the dementia/finances connection:
When your aging parents talk about the same things again and again, or forget conversations you’ve recently had, don’t write it off. They might be suffering from dementia or the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. If this is the case, they may also be having trouble managing their money. Not only could your parents make costly errors balancing their checkbooks or paying their bills, but they may be more susceptible to financial fraud.
You can take the quiz here. How many did you get right?
If you find that your aging parents do need help managing their finances, give us a call, and we’ll explain how one of our reliable home caregivers can pitch in!
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