Do you know: There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK and by 2025 the numbers are predicted to increase to over 1 million? Furthermore, 2 in 3 dementia patients in the UK are women. The statistics are haunting. No one wants to become a dementia patient, yet it may strike at any time, so what can we do?
Dementia is the umbrella term used to describe different brain disorders that causes loss of brain function. These are progressive symptoms that eventually become severe. These symptoms include memory loss, diminished reasoning, and changes in personality. There are various types of dementia – Alzheimer’s disease as the most common and affecting 62% of those diagnosed, Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) affects around 12% of young people with dementia, mixed dementia affecting 10% of those diagnosed and many more.
We understand that dementia can significantly change the lives of both you and your loved ones. Legally, dementia raises complex situations too. For example, as dementia reduces one’s capacity to make sound judgement and decisions pertaining to day-to-day things, then in the eyes of the law, certain strict criteria must be met before the dementia patient can make a will. Also, a dementia patient may not be able to change their will. At Romain Coleman, we are solicitors specialising in dementia, we have helped countless dementia patients and their families dealing with challenging situations by providing honest and sound legal advice, as well as managing all the legal arrangements and complex paperwork.
In the event that dementia has affected one’s capacity to make decisions, including writing a will, then an application to the Court of Protection can be made for a Statutory Will. Romain Coleman can help with the process. We are here to make the process as understandable and stress-free as we can.
If providing long-term care to a dementia patient is your top concern, let us make a detailed analysis for you. We can help with applying for funding, recovering care costs and all the necessary arrangements to make the patient’s life easier. Additionally, our skilled solicitors can also help with planning for future financial affairs like Inheritance Tax, annuities and equity release.
We are dementia and elderly care specialist solicitors who care about securing a better future for the affected patient. Our priority is the patient and their family. This is why our services are designed to be unique for each person and family. We give honest legal advice on everything you want to know, free of legal jargons.
For more in-depth information on our dementia and elderly care services you can follow this link. We understand the pain when a loved one is facing the onset of dementia or Alzheimer’s, we would do our very best to help. So talk to us today on 0800 056 0346 or 0208 520 4555.