Someone asked a physician, “What is the most difficult diagnosis to make?” Her comment, “It used to be that dreaded word ‘cancer.’ Now it is ‘memory loss.’”
Modern science has helped us to live long, healthier lives. However as medical technology has assisted us to live beyond previous lifespans, the odds increase that we are more prone to dementia. The word dementia comes from the French dement, “a condition of madness or insanity.” The modern usage now implies cognitive damage affecting learning, planning, remembering and retrieving. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. Studies indicate that 10 per cent of the population age 65 and over will suffer from Alzheimer’s. The incidence increases with age. Twenty per cent of those 85 and older will become the sad inheritors. At present, there is no cure. No race, gender or socioeconomic group is exempt.
You know the old saying - "The only two things in life that are for certain are death and taxes."
Taxes - We all prepare for the inevitable tax day of April 15. Annually we spend time, money, and personal resources on the preparation of taxes. No one likes it but we all do it.
Death - More and more of us are planning for this inevitability. In a fraction of the time just one year of tax preparation takes you could have you funeral or memorial services planned and paid for.
Willwerscheid Funeral Home & Cremation Service is proud to announce its participation in Have the Talk of a LifetimeSM, our effort to encourage families to have conversations about life and what matters most. These discussions can help families make important decisions about how they wish to remember and honor the lives of their loved ones.Read more: Talk of a Lifetime