Lasting Power of Attorney for Women
It is a common known fact that women live for longer than men. With the change in society of people becoming more health conscious, watching what they eat and exercising more it has created a longevity in today's UK. As a nation, we are benefitting from this by living longer.
According to Alzheimer's Research UK, they have found some alarming statistics, that all women should know about.
Their findings suggest that:
• Dementia is the leading cause of death amongst women in the UK.
• After the age of 65, the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease doubles approximately every 5 years.
• Women over 60 are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's disease than breast cancer.
• Women significantly outweigh men diagnosed with dementia, 61% being women and 39% men.
"Dementia affects over 850,000 people in the UK and 44 million worldwide. It is estimated that 61% of people with dementia are women and 39% are men. This is likely to reflect the fact that women live longer than men and age is the biggest known risk factor for the condition. While some studies have suggested that other factors may affect the number of men and women with dementia, there is no firm evidence that women are more likely than men to develop dementia at any given age. Based on this estimate, there are currently more than half a million women in the UK living with dementia."
At The Will Associates we can help women make the correct provisions for the future. We can provide Lasting Power of Attorney documents which can help you to protect your Property & Financial affairs and the Health & Welfare aspects of your life.
If you would like to find out more contact The Will Associates today by calling 0800 9500 700 and speak to our customer advisors, who can arrange an appointment with one of our highly-trained consultants at a time convenient to you, in the comfort of your own home.