My father has had to go into a care home and his bank will not let me set up a direct debit to pay the care fees monthly from his bank account. Unfortunately he cannot do this himself as he no longer understands what is involved.

Dementia Action Week- Day 4 Making an Application to the Court of Protection Once someone loses capacity the ability to make a Lasting Power of attorney is lost This means that there are no legal arrangements in place for someone to make...

My parents are very elderly but are in good health. Should they consider making Lasting Powers of Attorney?

Dementia Action Week - Day 3 Setting up a Lasting Power of Attorney Given your parents advanced age, it is recommended that they set up Lasting Powers of Attorney to cover any emergencies or future illnesses What is a Lasting Power of...

My father has been diagnosed with dementia. He has put off important changes to his will for months, but now his doctor says he no longer has capacity. Can anything be done?

Dementia Action Week- Day 2 Most people are aware of the importance of having an up to date will, even if they don’t have one in place However, where someone has lost the capacity to make a will, attorneys or Court of Protection deputies...

My mother has just been diagnosed as being in the very early stages of dementia. Is it too late for her to make a will?

Dementia Action Week- Day 1- the start Usually people who are in the very early stages of dementia are still able to make a valid will In Banks v Goodfellow (1870) it was held that a will can be made as long as the will maker knows that they...