Wow. The Minnesota Board of Aging, on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Disease Working Group, prepared an extremely thorough and thought-provoking report for the Minnesota Legislature, addressing the impact that Alzheimer’s Disease will have on Minnesota over the next 40 years. Why the next 40 years? Because Alzheimer’s is a disease that affects people as they age and the babyboomers are now turning 65. The report addresses budgetary, social and personal impacts on Minnesota, family members and caregivers, and those afflicted by Alzheimer’s. You can find a full copy of the report here: Preparing Minnesota for Alzheimer’s: The Budgetary, Social and Personal Impacts. You can also take a pledge to help prepare Minnesota for Alzheimer’s 2020.
The impact that this disease will have on the need for guardianships and conservatorships, if appropriate advance planning is not done, is huge. If you have questions about the need for a guardianship for your loved one afflicted by Alzheimer’s, please contact Cindi Matt, an experienced Minnesota guardianship attorney.