The Belmont family was shocked when Margaret, head of the family, was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s while still in her 60s. Her son, David, and daughters, Peggy and Wanda, weren’t sure what their next steps should be. So, they met with a senior advocate and worked out a plan for helping Margaret through all stages of her process.
The Belmonts were fortunate. They had time to plan and they made the wise decision to seek advice from professionals. Not every family has those advantages, so here are some tips on planning and sharing caregiver responsibilities for your loved ones.