What if your husband, wife, mother or father is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s? Would you know what to do? Where to begin? What if suddenly you are the caregiver?
Join us for lunch at the Green Valley Y and get some answers
to these difficult questions.
When Bill Bugg’s wife Billie Jean was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at age 50, Bill, a business executive with a full-time job and demanding travel schedule, found himself deep in unknown territory. Future travel and retirement plans fell apart in the face of such adversity, and Bill became Billie Jean’s primary caregiver for the next 18 years. Determined to keep his wife as happy and content as possible, Bill faced a steep learning curve on what to do and what not to do. After Billie Jean’s death, Bill wrote a book, Soaring Above Adversity, and now presents lectures and seminars in an effort to share the knowledge and wisdom he gained in nearly two decades as a caregiver.
Among the many things Bill will discuss are:
• What legal documents such as wills, trusts, and powers-of-attorney are necessary
• How best to navigate the health care system
• What types of insurance are best
• How to invest to help insure finances will be available to care for a loved one or someone who is not self-reliant
• Most important, how a caregiver must care for himself/herself to sustain the ability to fully engage in caring for a loved one
This is a useful presentation for young and old, caregivers and non-caregivers alike. Come for lunch and learn about Alzheimer’s.
Fee: $10/person (includes Panera lunch)