My 70 year old husband was diagnosed with Alzheimers a couple of years ago and going downhill fast. If I eventually have to put him in a nursing home, is there anyway to protect our assets from financial ruin. Our house is paid for and in both our names, our savings is in both our names, and he has an IRA in his name and I have one in my name. I am 10 years younger and depend on our money to carry me through the rest of my life and I don't want to have to spend all our savings on his care. I though about divorce but I would lose my health insurance and I still have 5 more years before Medicare. Is there anyway to protect my assets?