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    Nicky, I appreciate your welcome and hadn't even noticed the typos. :)
    My husband was diagnosed with AD this past summer 2018. He is currently working and will be retiring soon. There are so many questions and I am not sure where to start? Where do I go from here? What do I do first? He is 63 and I think looking back he has had this disease possibly two years now. I would possibly like some guidance. I am writing down things as I come across them. Thanks for listening and please send some answers. Thank you.
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2018
    Make sure you get all your paperwork done which includes DPOA - durable power of attorney which includes medical and financial power when he is unable. Make sure it spells out when it will become active. With my husband as soon as he signed it I became his DPOA but I continued to let him sign until about two years ago - he was diagnosed in 2008. If you will be needing to use Medicaid later, get everything in your name. Others will come and give you more things. And go to every doctor appointment - in with him to see the doctor because they tend to tell the doctor everything is fine. As for the AD drugs - take time before putting him on them - research.
    • CommentAuthorpaulc
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2018
    At age 63 apply for SSDI rather than start reguarlar retirement SS. This will increase benefits to what they would be as if he retired at age 65.
    • CommentAuthorRona
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2018
    Welcome MrsMountainGuy and ChristineK as Charlotte has said a wealth of information here so come and come often this site has been a lifeline for many of us. NO judgement just understanding and advice everyone here gets it as they are living it or have lived it. My wife is 62 has been in a home for over 2 years now, was diagnosed in 2012 but by that time she was already in mid stages. Once again welcome.