Dementia and Lasting Powers of Attorney

Dementia and Lasting Powers of Attorney

Dementia and Lasting Powers of Attorney ​A Lasting Power of Attorney authorises a trusted friend or relative to make decisions on someone’s behalf, should they lose the capacity to do this themselves. If an individual is diagnosed with dementia, it is highly...
Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) System Needs Urgent Reform

Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) System Needs Urgent Reform

Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) System Needs Urgent Reform ​Lasting Powers of Attorney or LPAs allow individuals to give authority to a trusted representative to manage their affairs for them, should they ever become unable to do this themselves. However, the consumer...
Why Do I Need a Lasting Power of Attorney?

Why Do I Need a Lasting Power of Attorney?

Why Do I Need a Lasting Power of Attorney? If you are unable to make decisions for yourself in the future, perhaps because you have dementia or suffered a health condition such as stroke, a loved one may need to provide care for you. That could include managing your...
What happens if I don’t make a Lasting Power of Attorney?

What happens if I don’t make a Lasting Power of Attorney?

What happens if I don’t make a Lasting Power of Attorney? We all hope that we will keep our current mental capacity for as long as possible; however, one fact about getting older is that our mental capacity goes into decline over time, which means that we can...