Legal and financial preparedness

People with dementia can experience a loss of control over nearly every aspect of their lives. Where possible people with dementia should be involved in the planning and day-to-day management of their own financial and legal concerns.

But if there is a need for these aspects to be attended by a person's loved ones, there are many resources available which can be helpful.

Planning ahead is crucial. Aspects to consider include:

- planning for financial decisions

- wills

- enduring Power of attorney

- decisions about medical treatment

- guardianship and administration.