Alzheimer’s Association offers essential legal/financial planning webinar May 18

Today, 76,000 Coloradans are among nearly 6 million people in the United States living with Alzheimer’s disease. By 2050, if no cure is found, that total will approach 14 million. Caring for those loved ones day-to-day is one challenge. Preparing for the potentially astronomical costs is yet another.

Financial planners estimate that the average cost of a single year in a nursing home ranges from $90,000 to $100,000. Stays can range from several years up to 10 or more. Unfortunately, the average working-age American’s retirement savings is less than $100,000.

The Alzheimer’s Association is working to help families anticipate and prepare for both the legal and financial challenges that accompany an Alzheimer’s diagnosis with a free webinar that will be offered Monday, May 18.

“Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s” is an interactive program where participants will learn about important legal and financial issues to consider, how to put plans in place, and how to access legal and financial resources near them.

The webinar will be offered from 4 to 6 p.m. (Mountain Time) Monday, May 18. While the webinar is free, registration is required. To register, click here or go to:

To learn more about Alzheimer’s Association programs and services, go to or call the Association’s free Helpline at 800-272-3900.

Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado is the premier source of information and support for the more than 76,000 Coloradans with Alzheimer’s disease, their families and caregivers. The Alzheimer’s Association offers education, counseling, support groups and a 24-hour Helpline at no charge to families. In addition, contributions help fund advancements in research to prevent, treat and eventually conquer this disease. The Alzheimer’s Association advocates for those living with Alzheimer’s and their families on related legislative issues, and with health and long-term care providers. For information call the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 bilingual Helpline at 800-272-3900 or visit