Saturday November 28, 2020

Wills special: A guide to enduring power of attorney

With the Department of Health projecting that the numbers of people with dementia will nearly treble in the next 30 years, those with the illness are urged to look at an EPA soon after diagnosis

27th November, 2016

Sadly for some, setting up enduring power of attorney will come after a difficult diagnosis of early Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

Illness crystallises the need for a person to put their affairs in order and nominating an attorney can be a reassuring step. It provides the security that once a person’s mental capacity has gone, someone trusted will step in to manage their assets and make decisions on their behalf.

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