Dementia Awareness Boost Planned for over-40s
As reported by the BBC, men and women of England are to be given more information about dementia to aid early diagnosis of the condition. Jeremy Hunt MP (Secretary of state for Health) said the government's aim was for the UK to be the world's most "dementia-friendly" country by 2020.
This proposal comes in light of Alzheimer's Research UK warning of a 'Looming national health crisis'.
The new aim is for 10% of all people diagnosed with dementia to take part in research, aiming at better diagnostic and treatment of the condition. The government has doubled research funding to £60m a year and invested £150m, to develop a national Dementia Research Institute to drive forward new treatments.
Early signs of dementia can include repeatedly forgetting names, using repetitive phrases, stuttering and mispronunciation, as well as feelings of confusion in familiar situations.
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What is a Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA)?
There are two types of LPA:
A "Property and Financial Affairs" LPA gives your Attorney the authority to deal with buying and selling your property, your bills, bank accounts and investments.
A "Health and Welfare" LPA covers decisions about health and care and even deciding where someone is to live. This can only be used if someone is incapable of dealing with such matters themselves.
An LPA ensures that, should you be unable to manage your own affairs, the people you have appointed can manage your financial life on your behalf. This can save a great deal of money and distress, and will ensure that, as a vulnerable person, your affairs will be handled correctly and quickly.
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