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What types of documents should you gather for someone who has Alzheimer’s disease?

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Keep the person's important papers in a safe deposit box:

Putting all these ducks in a row is a big responsibility, so tackle it a piece at a time. And while you’re looking after your loved one, remember to care for yourself, too.

  • Birth certificate
  • Blank checks
  • Car title
  • Deeds (real estate, personal property, burial plot)
  • Driver’s license
  • Family trees or genealogy records
  • Health insurance cards
  • Insurance policies and cards
  • Legal documents
  • List of bank accounts
  • List of credit, debit, and ATM numbers
  • List of type and model of medical equipment
  • Marriage certificate
  • Medical records
  • Medicare card
  • Military service serial numbers
  • Organ donor card
  • Passport
  • Personal property inventory
  • Social Security card
  • Stock certificates

SOURCES:

Alzheimer’s Association.

Hurme, S. , ABA, 2015. The ABA/AARP Checklist for Family Caregivers: A Guide to Making it Manageable

AARP.

Aging Care, LLC.

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Advance Directives and Do Not Resuscitate Orders.”

Reviewed by Richard Senelick on June 08, 2017

SOURCES:

Alzheimer’s Association.

Hurme, S. , ABA, 2015. The ABA/AARP Checklist for Family Caregivers: A Guide to Making it Manageable

AARP.

Aging Care, LLC.

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Advance Directives and Do Not Resuscitate Orders.”

Reviewed by Richard Senelick on June 08, 2017

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