September 21st Was World Alzheimer’s Day
Every year on September 21st, the Alzheimer’s Associations around the world recognize World Alzheimer’s Day.
The Alzheimer disease is the most common type of dimension and a collective name for degenerative brain syndromes that can affect your memory, thinking, behavior and emotions.
If you have purchased an individual disability benefits policy, you may be entitled to long term disability benefits for Alzheimer’s. It’s important that you consult with a long term disability attorney to review your disability policy. Why? Many long term disability policies will have limits on the coverage that will include a two year limitation on psychiatric conditions diagnosed under the DSM-IV, which is a psychiatric manual. The symptoms of dementia can include:
- Loss of memory
- Difficulty finding the right words or understanding what people are saying
- Difficulty in performing previously routine tasks
- Personality or mood changes.
It’s important that you have neuropsychological testing to document the diagnosis of dementia and consider having repeat testing as the condition advances. It’s particularly true if your long term disability policy requires objective evidence of the diagnosis before it will even consider paying benefits. If you or a family member have been diagnosed with dementia, it’s important that you begin the claim’s process immediately and that your medical records are well documented. To learn more about your rights to long term disability benefits order your free, no obligation copy of Robbed of Your Peace of Mind.