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Nearly 15 Million People in U.S. Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted on February 16, 2016 by Disability Help Group

Alzheimer’s disease is very often a debilitating disease that prevents an individual from continuing to work. Social Security disability benefits can help someone to meet their financial obligations when their medical condition prevents them from being able to work.

A report from the Doctor’s Lounge indicates nearly 15 million people in the United States are taking care of someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. A new report also indicates that the number is expected to double by mid-century.

Individuals with Alzheimer’s who are healthy could live for as long as 20 to 25 years. This means that as time goes on, the need for care usually increases which can be very difficult for families.

Currently there are approximately 5.4 million individuals in the U.S. who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. About 17 billion hours are given to take care of these patients. The emotional and physical toll of caring for a loved one with this devastating disease can be overwhelming.

Experts believe that as soon as a family member is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, there needs to be plans put in place as to how the individual will be cared for. Families often do not realize the immensity of the work in caring for a patient with Alzheimer’s.

Alzheimer’s is also the 6th leading cause of death in the United States, with rates increasing by 66% in the past decade.

If you have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, you may qualify to receive Social Security disability benefits. Consulting with a representative is the best way to determine your eligibility.

Filing for Social Security disability benefits is complicated and time-consuming, but at Disability Help Group, our team of disability representatives is ready for the challenge. We like to empower our clients by providing a FREE Social Security disability guide so you can learn more about the process of filing for disability benefits. When you’re ready to get started, contact the Disability Help Group to begin your claim. Our state-of-the-art, customized intake and database system means less hassle, so you can focus on what’s most important to you instead of having to spend your days wading through confusing legalese and legal red tape. Call today – 1-(800)-800-3332.