The Alzheimer’s Association Wisconsin Chapter is offering a
new class, Managing Money: A Caregiver’s Guide to Finances. This free, virtual program will enable
caregivers to learn about financial strategies for supporting their loved one. The program will be
available statewide on a regular basis with the first class being offered May 24.
Alzheimer’s disease is one of the costliest diseases. Throughout the lifetime of someone with dementia,
costs can total more than $377,000, according to the 2022 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures Report
by the Alzheimer’s Association. Seventy percent of that cost falls onto family caregivers, in the form of
hours of unpaid caregiving and out-of-pocket expenses from items ranging from medications to food.
The program will cover a range of topics including: tips for managing someone else’s finances, how to
prepare for future care costs and the benefits of early planning. The program is open to caregivers of
individuals living with Alzheimer’s, dementia or another chronic illness.
Initial Program date:
Managing Money: A Caregiver’s Guide to Finances 
Tuesday, May 24, 12:00-1:00
Registration is encouraged online or by calling the 24/7 Helpline 800.272.3900
This program is part of a series of free core common classes the Alzheimer’s Association provides,
including: 10 Warning Signs, Understanding and Responding to Dementia-related Behavior, Effective
Communication Strategies, Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia, Healthy Living for your Brain
and Body, and Living with Dementia (classes for early stage, moderate stage, late stage and younger

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