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Dementia and Alzheimer’s: The First Legal Steps

A few weeks after Francesca’s doctor told her she might have Alzheimer’s disease, her son Joseph visited her. “Mom, I’ve been thinking we might need to talk,” Joseph said. “Ever since Dad died, I’ve been trying to help you with the financial details Dad usually handled.” Francesca nodded, but said nothing. “Now, don’t get me wrong, Mom. We know you’re still doing pretty well on your own right now,” Joseph continued. “And hopefully you’ll be able to for years.” Francesca folded her hands in her lap. “So then let’s not worry about it now.” Handling the Problem While Francesca is …

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