DEMENTAI AWARENESS WEEK – 15TH -21ST May 2016
This week is Dementia Awareness Week and you may have seen and heard about this in the news. Many people contact me when they are worried about their parents, often because they have just been diagnosed with the early onset of Dementia or Alzheimers.
These illnesses can be very traumatic for loved ones as well as the sufferer and practical problems can arise if a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is not in place.
An LPA is simply a legal document that appoints Attorneys to act on your behalf and make day to day financial (Finance & Property LPA) and medical (Health & Welfare LPA) decisions for you if you are no longer capable of making those decisions yourself.
An LPA can only be made whilst the individual has mental capacity, so it should not be left too late. Although, if a client has recently been diagnosed with Dementia or Alzheimers, they could very well still have capacity to complete an LPA.
However, my advice would always be to sort out your LPA whilst you are still fit and healthy in both body and mind. To find out more about how to complete an LPA please contact me on 07538 946 839 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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