What to do when you get Alzheimer's?

What to do when you get Alzheimer's
Most people who develop Alzheimer's disease do so after the age of 65, but people under this age can also develop it. This is called early-onset Alzheimer's disease, a type of young-onset dementia. In the UK there are over 40,000 people under the age of 65 with dementia.
According to the Alzheimer's Society, there are around 800,000 people in the UK diagnosed with dementia. 1 in 3 people over the age of 65 will develop dementia, with two-thirds of those diagnosed with dementia being women.
From <http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/dementia
The number of people diagnosed with dementia is increasing because people are living for longer. It is estimated that by 2021, the number of people diagnosed with dementia in the UK, will have increased to around about 1 million. Alzheimer's is one of the main reasons why you could be deemed to be incapable of managing your affairs.
If you are unable to manage your affairs, then you will not be able to prepare a Will for yourself, and as a result, your estate will be dealt with in accordance with the rules of Intestacy and may end up with unintended beneficiaries. However, there is a process called Statutory Wills where someone can apply to the Court of Protection to prepare a Will on your behalf should you become physically or mentally unable to yourself.

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The process involves making an application to the Court of Protection. The person making the application will need to prove why you are not able to prepare your own will. They will also require a statement from your doctor to support this application. They will also need to prepare a family tree and details of people you may be expected to provide for.
As you can imagine, the process can be a time-consuming and costly exercise. The application to the Court will cost £400 and in addition to this, you may also need to pay for a Solicitor and Barrister. If the Court require a hearing, then this will prompt another £500 to the cost. More importantly, you will not necessarily have a say in the outcome.
Not all is lost, if you have lost mental capacity, you may be still able to make a Will. Our trained consultants can discuss your current circumstances and recommend the products that will provide the correct protection for you, your family and your assets. For peace of mind contact The Will Associates today and Get your free information pack or call us on 0800 8477 212 to arrange a free appointment with one of our trained consultants, at a time convenient to you and your family in the comfort of your own home.