Emory University: Women Bear Heavier Economic Burden for Alzheimer’s Care

Long Term Care has long been thought of as a women’s issue. I see this all the time in my 17 years in this business. The facts are women tend to be caregivers, live longer and as a result have a bigger physical, emotional and financial burden placed on them. Even if a husband is around, men tend not to be good caregivers and many times by the time a woman needs care the man is no longer around. A Emory study confirms what we already know. This is another good reason for women … and men, to plan and make affordable Long Term Care Insurance part of their retirement plan. Many companies offer “shared care” products which allow a couple to even share benefits.

Read the highlights of the article below and click on the link for the full article. Then discover how affordable Long Term Care Insurance can address these concerns. See the link below to get information and quotes from all the top companies.

The Emory Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center published the results of a new research study which indicated what many people already suspected … Alzheimer’s is a women’s issue.

The study, published September 10, 2015 in the journal “Women’s Health Issues”, finds women bear six times the cost of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) care, per capita, that men do. The authors say the greater cost burden is largely due to the informal care women deliver to family members with AD.

This is a real big issue for women since they are also in greater risk for developing Alzheimer’s. The Alzheimer’s Association says a 65-year-old American woman has a 1 in 6 chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease. That does NOT count other type of memory loss such as simple dementia that impacts people, nor does it count early onset Alzheimer’s which impacts younger people.

Women in their 60s are also twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s than breast cancer, according to the report — “2014 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures” — from the Alzheimer’s Association.

The Emory study is suggesting that women, in general, are also the caregivers, at least on an informal basis which impacts them directly as a caregiver or economically as they deal with the costs of extended Long Term Care due to the memory loss of a loved one.

Read the rest of article here: http://longtermcareplanningnews.com/article?article=137

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Matt McCann is recognized as a leading Long Term Health Care (LTC) specialist. Since 1998, Matt has been a national leader in finding solutions for the physical, emotional and financial burdens LTC places on American Families. He has been recognized by the American Association for Long Term Care Insurance as one of the top specialists in the country. In 2015 he was listed among the top ten specialists in LTC planning in the nation. He has also worked in sales management for two of the leading organizations marketing LTC products. He served as Director of Business Development for ACSIA LTC and Senior Vice President/Sales for LTC Financial Partners. Many of his agents have been among the top LTC specialists in the industry. Matt's divisions have also led in an innovative webinar approach which allows agents to use screen sharing software so prospects can see the agent's desktop. Matt's proven areas of success include sales coaching, training and motivation in additional to being an experienced LTC specialist. He has produced results in total production, placement rates and lead efficiency. Matt is known for years of experience leading creative efforts for agent meetings and sales promotions which drove results for both agents and consumers. He is now focused on helping consumers find affordable solutions so they can protect their assets and never be a burden on family and loved ones. He specializes in LTCi, Critical Care and Asset Protection products. Matt also coaches individual agents throughout the country helping them improve their processes to help more consumers. Matt is also known as an effective public speaker on LTCi and LTC issues as well as sales motivation. He appears on radio and TV programs and is available for bookings. Because of his schedule an advance notice is always requested. Prior to dedicating his life to LTC, Matt was a well known radio station manager and personality, He worked at radio stations throughout the country He may be best known for as legendary Chicago radio personality Larry Lujack's co-host when Lujack came back out of retirement years ago. Matt can be contacted by email at http://mccannltc.net/ or by phone at 866-751-7957. You can follow Matt on Twitter: @mccannltc - https://twitter.com/mccannltc
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