Early Onset Dementia/Alzheimer's
The Wall Street Journal carried a heartbreaking, but touching story today about Brian Kammerer, a Wall Street executive who developed Alzheimer's Disease in his mid-30's. He is now 51 years old and continues to struggle, along with his young family, with this terrible disease. Alzheimer's and other, similar forms of dementia are quickly becoming a major cause of disability among not only the elderly, but middle aged persons as well. And currently, there is no cure.
My own family has experienced the havoc that Alzheimer's disease can work on a fairly young family. Were it not for my own experience, I would not be an Elder Law attorney today.
It is a sobering reminder that planning for the future is not something to be postponed until the future has arrived. None of us know what curves life will throw our way; nor when.