Disability Benefits for Alzheimer’s & Dementia

Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Disability Benefits for Alzheimer’s & Dementia

Living with Alzheimer’s or any type of dementia is scary, frustrating, and heartbreaking. Early diagnosis is key to getting help for slowing the progress of the disease, but ultimately there is no cure. That alone is extremely difficult to face for the sufferer, and loved ones alike. Friends and family witness the mental decline, and are often involved in assisting with daily tasks.

This type of severe cognitive impairment causes people to lose the ability to function the way they used to. Simple tasks are forgotten and entire health histories can be reimagined. These individuals simply cannot rely on their own minds anymore, making gainful employment impossible.
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Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosis

In the United States alone, over 5 million people have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. This figure includes those over 65, and those with early-onset. More cases are being diagnosed each year due to early detection, and continues to change countless lives of all ages.

Being fully diagnosed with Alzheimer’s indicates the inability to work due to severe cognitive impairment. This also points to dependence on others for daily tasks, like taking medications, shopping, and choosing weather appropriate clothing.

Researchers continue to study the genetic component to Alzheimer’s. Right now they do know if both parents have the condition, roughly 40% of those offspring will develop the same issues by age 65.

Compassionate Allowances Initiative

The Social Security Administration has a program called Compassionate Allowances Initiative, which allows for the faster processing of benefits for certain conditions. Early-Onset Alzheimer’s disease has been added to this list along with Primary Progressive Aphasia and “mixed-dementia.”

If you have received a medically documented diagnosis of one of these conditions, you are likely eligible for the initiative. This benefit can allow for respite care, and enable patients to age in place at home.

Social Security Disability Lawyer in Liberty, MO

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Social Security Disability benefits may be granted for Alzheimer’s and dementia, but the application process can be challenging to attempt alone. Suffering from any type of dementia provides a unique set of struggles on a daily basis, as caregivers help improve quality of life. Having trustworthy legal support greatly aids in SSDI benefits for Alzheimer’s being granted in a timely manner.

If you or someone you love is suffering with Alzheimer’s or dementia, you need a reliable SSDI attorney on your side. Contact us for more information or to set up a free consultation; we will fight for your rights to the disability benefits you need.

Further Resources:

Alzheimer’s Association – National organization dedicated to research and support for those living with Alzheimer’s.

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America – Local resources guide, tips and support for caregivers of Alzheimer’s and early dementia.

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