Tips help local caregivers prepare for tax season

Caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia brings economic as well as emotional costs.

  • Apr. 1, 2011 4:00 p.m.

Caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia brings economic as well as emotional costs.

Some of those financial costs may be tax-deductible, advises the non-profit Alzheimer Society of B.C.

“As tax season approaches this year, it is important that you are aware of the credits that you may be eligible for,” says Leanne Jones, the Society support and education coordinator for Vanderhoof.

The Society has created a special tax edition of its newsletter “In Touch,“ which provides some basic tax tips that may be particularly useful for caregivers.

“It is a helpful starting point when considering what to discuss with your tax preparer,” says Jones.

The “In Touch“ tax edition can be found at www.alzheimerbc.org

To help residents with the impact of Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia, the society runs support and information groups, for family caregivers and for those in the early stages of the disease. They offer practical tips, a supportive environment, and a chance to learn from, and share with, others in similar circumstances.

For more information on local resources for caregivers, contact Jones at 250.564.7533, toll-free 1.866.564.7533 or ljones@alzheimerbc.org

 

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