John Beck and Lisa Bretz | The Unexpected Impact of Dementia on Your Life

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By John H. Curry. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
Alzheimer’s and dementia has to be part of your retirement planning, whether it affects you, your spouse, or a relative. It could take away your secure retirement if you don’t plan for it… and everyone who listens to this episode will be impacted in some way by this issue.
As a caregiver, John Beck’s passion has become to educate people about how, as a community, we can be caring and accommodating to people with this common condition.
Lisa Bretz, executive director of the nonprofit Area Agency on Aging for North Florida, has been instrumental in creating public awareness for this and many other issues, as well as connecting older adults in need with a variety of assistance programs.
As Lisa says, there is help out there and she tells you where to get it.
Listen in to find out…
  • Why now is the time to account for dementia (or other long-term care needs) in your retirement plan
  • The statewide hotline that can connect you to services you may not be aware of
  • How to make sure you – or a relative – is not a victim
  • The many ways you can get involved in helping older adults in the community
  • And more

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