A diagnosis of dementia does not necessarily mean that a person cannot make an LPA. Although, it is essential to start thinking about these practical arrangements as soon as possible. Preparing an LPA will ensure that there is someone with the legal authority to support your loved one with their finances and health as their dementia progresses.
Our solicitors are experts in issues of mental capacity and will be able to sit down with your loved one to assess their capacity to make an LPA and set out the options clearly and concisely. If your loved one is deemed not to have the capacity to make an LPA, we can assist with a deputyship application.
For more information, see our recent blog on LPAs and living with dementia.