According to research over 850,000 people in the United Kingdom have Dementia with this figure estimated to rise to 1 million in 2025.
Dementia Awareness Week is an opportunity to raise awareness of dementia and raise funds to support sufferers and their families.
Dementia is not a disease. Dementia is a term given to a group of symptoms from certain diseases which affect the brain. Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia.
Dementia can lead to your loved one being unable to make their own decisions regarding their financial affairs. The Wills, Trust, Tax and Probate team at Pinney Talfourd Solicitors have seen many incidents where people with dementia have not organised their affairs before losing capacity. This has been extremely stressful for them, and indeed for all the family.
By setting up a Lasting Power of Attorney now you are able to nominate a person (your Attorney) to make decisions on your behalf in the future if you become unable to. This enables your Attorney to ensure that your affairs are looked after and minimises an already stressful time.
We have therefore agreed to provide advice at special events organised by Alzheimer's Society during this week. We will also be joining forces with Saint Francis Hospice at their 'Don't Miss the Bus' events around Havering including Queen's Hospital.
In addition to these joint events we would like to invite you to a free seminar to find out more about making a Will and Lasting Power of Attorney. These free seminars will help you to understand the importance of getting your affairs in order and also explain the different types of documents available. Our team will be on hand after the presentation to answer any questions you may have.
Seminars will take place on Tuesday 19 May and Friday 22 May 2015 at 11am in the firm's Upminster office.
For more information and to book your free place please call:
Alternatively, visit our Wills, Trusts & Tax page to find out more.