When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it is important to promptly get their financial affairs in order and to familiarize yourself with their financial affairs. One area that should not be overlooked is passwords. It is important that you identify all passwords used by your loved one while they are still able to assist you in this effort. Possible passwords might include the following: computers, laptops and tablets, bank accounts, online bill-paying systems, ATM cards, credit cards, brokerage accounts, retail or seller accounts (eBay, Amazon, etc.), voice-mail accounts, email accounts, home-security systems, computer-security systems, entry gate at gated communities or storage facilities, keyless-entry locks, cell-phone locks.
For more information on elder law issues, please contact Jack Ruesch at Telpner Peterson, LLP today at 712-309-3738.