Legal and Financial Issues following Dementia Diagnosis

By: Alice Barnes. Updated: September 17, 2021.

Problem description

 My husband has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's and I need to make sure I have taken care of everything.

 I do have power of attorney but want to make sure everything has been taken care of. What should I be worrying about?



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First , let me extend my sympathies that your husband has been diagnosed with this very challenging disease.  There are a number of things that you can do to prepare for the coming years.  Make sure that you have completed both an advance directive AND a power of attorney for finance as there...





from John Milford (member) at October 13, 2014

There are several matters which, if addressed timely, will make things much easier later. I recommend consulting a certified care manager, certified financial planner, as well as an elder law attorney.

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