Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

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January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.

Alzheimer’s disease, or related dementia, affects an estimated 500,000 Canadians, and statistics predict that this number will double within a generation. Fortunately, for every person living with Alzheimer’s disease, there are also many family members and friends providing care and support.

Alzheimer’s disease will eventually affect how a person thinks, feels, acts, and reacts to the environment. Symptoms will gradually increase and become more persistent. Although there is no known cure, growing research indicates that eating well and staying physically and mentally active can help reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

Taken from website : Health Canada- Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

A Group Benefit Plan can include many benefits which can assist someone who has been diagnosed with Alzheimers.  For plans that include Long Term Disability, an individual who is working and insured at the time they become diagnosed, can possibly collect a monthly income usually equal to 60% of their gross take-home pay.  This can help to ensure there is a flow of money if the employee can no longer work.

Extended Health benefits can include coverages for Psychology, Physiotherapy, Psychiatry, Drugs, Hospitalization benefits and in some cases Private Duty Nursing.  All of these can assist in the treatment of Alzheimer’s patients.