My Father Developed Alzheimer’s Disease and Lost the Ability to Manage Money

In February 2012 we received an unofficial Alzheimer’s diagnosis, and my father’s ability to manage money quickly eroded.

A Job That’s Not Going Away Any Time Soon

One of my favorite Canadian magazines, The Walrus, has a story in its November issue about a man developing Alzheimer’s Disease. The section above discusses the financial responsibility the man’s spouse takes on to make sure her husband is cared for while she’s at work, and also to help out when she’s at home so that she doesn’t have to spend every single waking moment keeping an eye out on him.