Younger Onset Dementia - A Different Set of Challenges

March 8, 2019

Segment 1: Tim Takacs and Barbara McGinnis discuss legal considerations, including the documents that should be put into place if this or another unexpected illness occurs earlier in life.

Younger Onset Dementia - The Legal Perspective

Segment 2: Tim and Barbara talk to Kenna Niles, a client whose husband was diagnosed with younger onset dementia.

Younger Onset Dementia – A Client’s Perspective

Segment 3: Summers Chaffin, MD, a physician with Highpoint Family Wellness joins Tim and Barbara to discuss questions you should be asking your family doctor.

On the Front Lines – Younger Onset Dementia and Your Primary Care Physician

Segment 4: Connie Tomlin, Program Manager of Community Projects for Abe’s Garden, joins Tim and Barbara to discuss the challenges related to finding residential communities and programs that can accommodate the needs of younger people with dementia.

Abe’s Garden – Challenges in a Community Setting

Segment 5: Lynn Wood, Aging Services Coordinator with Mental Health America of the MidSouth joins Tim and Barbara to discuss the programs and resources available for a person with younger onset dementia.

Community Resources


Learn more about concepts, organizations, and information mentioned in the show.

Learn about Younger Onset Alzheimer's Disease 

View the Employer's Guide to Assistive Technology and Younger Onset Alzheimer's Disease

Learn how employers can make accommodations for employees with Younger Onset Alzheimer's Disease 

Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law, PLLC

Sumner Station Family Wellness

Abe's Garden

Mental Health America of the MidSouth 

If You Need Extra Help...

If you have questions about the process of aging, it can be useful to work with an elder law attorney. At Takacs McGinnis Elder Care Law, we specialize in helping clients and their families navigate the many twists and turns that can occur during the long-term care journey. We can help you, too. Just give us a call at 615-824-2571.

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