September 20, 2022
When a person is in the very early stages of Alzheimer’s, we start noticing the issues they are having with keeping up with demands of a job. Is the boss noticing? Are you forgetting tasks? Are you forgetting meetings? Have you been put on a performance plan? If you stay at your job, can they adjust your daily tasks so you can stay? If you leave, how quickly must you apply for social security disability? Did you know that you can only receive the amount of money from your past job, until you move on to another. Once you get another job, if it is lower paying, you will only get the money and benefits based on your most recent job. That is huge if you made big money or salary on the job you had for years. I will line all this out for you and talk about driving issues in the early stage as well. Driving is a privilege, not a right, but either way, it’s a loss if independence. How will you deal with this, kicking and screaming or with dignity and intelligence? It’s up to you. Or is it?