Legal and Financial Planning for People with Dementia

Legal and Financial Planning for People with Dementia Image credit Ocean/Corbis
Legal and Financial Planning for People with Dementia
Image credit Ocean/Corbis

“Many people are unprepared to deal with the legal and financial consequences of a serious illness such as Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Legal and medical experts encourage people recently diagnosed with a serious illness — particularly one that is expected to cause declining mental and physical health — to examine and update their financial and health care arrangements as soon as possible. Basic legal and financial documents, such as a will, a living trust, and advance directives, are available to ensure that the person’s late-stage or end-of-life healthcare and financial decisions are carried out.”

US article with relevant points from the National Institute on Aging


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