Acting on Behalf of a Person with Dementia- Lasting Powers of Attorney
The Alzheimer’s Society has released a booklet on ‘Acting on behalf of a person with dementia’ which provides some useful guidance on Lasting Powers of Attorney and Deputyship applications.
You can download a copy for free from their website: http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/download_info.php?fileID=2503
They have also released some interesting statistics which show that only 22% of people who are affected by dementia feel that businesses and organisations understand a person’s rights surrounding Lasting Powers of Attorneys.
A Lasting Power of Attorney means you can appoint people to act on your behalf if you were to lose capacity (either mental or physical). Setting up one now gives you the choice about who you wish to act and also saves your relatives time, expense and unnecessary worry should you lose capacity.