A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) allows you to appoint someone to make decisions on your behalf should you no longer have the ability to do so. There are two types of LPA: property and financial, and health and welfare. You can arrange to have either type or both types. If you lose mental capacity […]
Nobody likes to talk about it but there is 100% chance you will die, one day, in some way. So why are so many people unprepared for death? If you don’t have your finances in order, you leave your loved ones with a mess at a time they should be grieving. If you want to […]
A Lasting Power of Attorney gives someone you trust the ability to manage your financial affairs for you, should you become unable. It allows you to nominate one or more Attorneys who can help if you are incapacitated or at any other time with your permission.
Millions of people in the UK look after both younger and older family members, sandwiched between aging parents who need care and their own children. The extra demands made of these adults in their 30s and 40s, dubbed the ‘sandwich generation’, can leave their futures financially uncertain. We look at some ways those with double […]
According to OPG figures published in the Times, the number of people applying for Lasting Powers of Attorney in the year to April was 759,976 – a significant jump from the 52,492 applications made 10 years ago. The climbing numbers is thought to be a result of a population that is living longer and therefore […]
A simple blood test has been utilised to spot a particular type of Alzheimer’s over a decade before any symptoms appear. The test may potentially be used to spot other neurodegenerative conditions such as MS. Bryan Gordon, co-author of the study which was published in ‘Nature Medicine’, believes the test could be used in just […]
You can make a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) if you have dementia, but only if you still have mental capacity. Once mental capacity is lost, an LPA cannot be made. If you have been recently diagnosed with dementia, or your loved one has, you need to put a Lasting Power of Attorney in place […]
You can create a Lasting Power of Attorney at any point in your life, so long as you have mental capacity. Lasting Powers of Attorney A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document which gives someone, or a group of people, the authority to act and make decisions on your behalf. The people […]