Families dealing with Alzheimer’s disease will have access to a free presentation in Albuquerque offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter.

The event, “Legal Issues for Dementia Caregivers - What You Should Know,” presented by Don Pinnock, JD, is set for Thursday, February 6, 2020, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the Alzheimer’s Association, NM Chapter offices. New office location is at 6731 Academy RD NE, in Albuquerque.

Early legal and financial planning is critical for families facing the journey of Alzheimer’s disease. “But my mom and dad have a will.” This is a phrase heard all too often by family members put into the position of having to make financial and treatment care decisions for their aging loved ones, and sadly, not being better prepared often leads to major problems.

Being an active participant in planning one’s future is important for the person who has been diagnosed, and can eliminate unnecessary stress and hardship for loved ones down the road. Understanding your legal options, as well as a working knowledge of terms such as “powers of attorney”, “guardianship”, and “living wills” can make all the difference.

Class size is limited and they do fill up quickly. For more information, please call (800) 272-3900 or email Denise Parras at dnparras@alz.org. For directions call (505) 266-4473.