What to do when you get Dementia?

What to do when you get Dementia?

The number of people with dementia in the UK is increasing yearly, as we are living longer. The Alzheimer’s Society believes that careful planning for the future is needed now to ensure that the right care and support is available.

Here are some facts from the Alzheimer's Society:

• By 2015 there will be 850,000 people with dementia in the UK.
• There are 40,000 younger people with dementia in the UK.
• There are 25,000 people with dementia from black and minority ethnic groups in the UK.
• There will be 1 million people with dementia in the UK by 2025.
• Two thirds of people with dementia are women.
• The proportion of people with dementia doubles for every five-year age group.
• One in six people aged 80 and over have dementia.

At The Will Associates, we cannot stress enough the importance of having a Lasting Power of Attorney. Having LPA documents will deal with any legal matters, should they occur, if you were to become incapacitated.

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What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?

A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document giving the person or persons you trust (known as your Attorneys) the authority to make decisions on your behalf, should you become incapable of making such decisions yourself. A Lasting Power of Attorney is also prepared at a time when you are capable of making your own decisions.

Your Attorneys can deal with your Property and financial affairs i.e making mortgage payments, purchasing and selling properties, etc. Attorneys can also be responsible for your Personal Welfare i.e your medical care, residency, etc.

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 9500 700 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.