Most people are surprised to find there are so many different varieties of dementia when a loved one is diagnosed. What’s more is that they often are frustrated that a precise diagnosis for a loved one is rarely possible. It’s so hard to fight something or even get a handle on something we can’t see and, so often, we can’t even fully understand.
I thought some of my readers would appreciate a general overview of dementia. I’ve included a few links below to some dementia resources that may assist in understanding the scope of the disease and the breadth of the challenges individuals with dementia and their caretakers may encounter.
Too many of us will fall victim to dementia in one form or another. The more we know, the better we are equipped to face the challenges ahead. Loss of capacity has serious legal ramifications. One can prepare in advance for this possibility by arranging for basic legal documentation of your wishes. An attorney can assist family members in both getting these documents in place, and navigating the challenges once they are utilized. In the case of no prior planning, attorneys can assist with the alternatives. If you or your loved ones are concerned, don’t delay. Speak to an attorney who can assist you in navigating your options.
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ALL READERS: This blog is not, nor shall it be deemed to be, legal advice or counsel. This blog does not create an attorney-client relationship with any reader. It is designed to encourage thoughtful consideration of important legal issues with the expectation that readers will seek professional advice from a licensed attorney.Contact Bridget-Michaele Reischl at: DECORO LAW OFFICE, PLLC 6 West 5th Street, Suite 800-D Saint Paul, MN 55102 (651)-321-3058