Preparing for the long term needs of a family member diagnosed with dementia can be stressful; however those who plan ahead have a better outlook on the situation and are able to cope better throughout the process. Sharing responsibility with other family members if possible balances the duty of the situation so it does not reside on the shoulders of a single caregiver. And there are many things that can be decided early on in the diagnosis to avoid a later crises situation. Download the checklist at

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