May 19, 2021 – When it comes to dementia caregiving, planning ahead can seem a daunting task. In the hopes of making it easier, on May 25, the Alzheimer’s Association will present “The Proactive Path,” a virtual program to address how to prepare for the future while caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia.
 
The program, as part of the Alzheimer’s Association’s ongoing “Ask the Expert” series, will offer helpful insight into such topics as legal and financial planning, identifying a care team and navigating the overall caregiving experience.
 
“For those facing Alzheimer’s and other dementias, the benefits of planning ahead are immeasurable,” said Amy Schenk, program manager for the Alzheimer’s Association. “When a loved one reaches the stage where they can no longer make decisions on their own, it can provide caregivers with such peace of mind knowing that they already have a plan in place. With this program, we aim to guide caregivers through the planning process with helpful advice from experts in the field.”
 
Featured guest speakers will include Jason Penrod, elder law attorney and founder of Family Elder Law; Cynthia Perthuis, area owner of Senior Care Authority; and Sue Ryan, author of “Our Journey of Love: 5 Steps to Navigate Your Caregiving Journey.”
The free program will begin at 1 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 25. Register by calling the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at (800) 272-3900 or by visiting http://bit.ly/ProactivePath. 
 
To learn more about additional free programming from the Alzheimer’s Association, visit www.alz.org. 
 
 
 
Alzheimer’s Association®
The Alzheimer’s Association is a worldwide voluntary health organization dedicated to Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia – by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia. Visit alz.org or call (800) 272-3900.