Taking care of a loved one with dementia is hugely challenging on a practical level, but there are also the legal and financial aspects to consider.
Even if the person with dementia is in the early stages of the disease and is currently handling their own paperwork, at some point you or another relative will need to take over and ensure that their financial affairs are in order and continue to run smoothly. This can be a complex and time consuming task, as there are many elements to consider, including taking care of regular bills, banking, and of course, obtaining Lasting Power of Attorney while the person with dementia still has capacity. And there are two types of Lasting Power of Attorney to consider – Property & Finance and Health & Wellbeing.
It can be difficult to know where to start and what important steps you should take to protect the person’s future. The key is not to delay taking control of the situation for too long. So if you’re not sure where to start, come along to The Alzheimer’s Show and obtain the help and advice you need.
This year, for the first time, The Law Society will be present at The Alzheimer’s Show to provide free one-to-one 15-minute consultations to answer your legal questions. You will be able to speak in complete confidence to a solicitor about any concerns or questions you may have.