The Alzheimer’s Society has launched a new Guide to assist individuals and families who have had a recent diagnosis of Dementia. The guide aims to help people understand more about Dementia along with the treatment, support and services available.
There is an helpful checklist of things you can do after reading the guide:
- Understand more about your diagnosis - for example, the type of dementia you have, and what your drugs are for.
- Talk to others about how you're feeling and ask your GP if there are any therapies or activities that could help you.
- Try some methods to help you to cope with memory loss.
- Introduce exercise to your daily routine and review your diet to make sure it's balanced.
- Organise regular checkups with your GP, dentist, optician and chiropodist.
- Arrange a benefits check for you and your carer.
- Write or update your will and appoint an attorney.
- Tell the DVLA/DVLNI and your car insurer about your diagnosis (if driving).
- Ask social services for a community care assessment and a carer's assessment.
- Get in touch with Alzheimer's Society to find out about local services for you and your carer.
The full guide can be ordered online or downloaded from the website below:
The private client team at Clarion has a wealth of experience in dealing with those who have had a diagnosis of dementia. We can assist at putting in place the necessary legal documents recommended by the Alzheimer’s Society, namely a Will and a Power of Attorney. The power of attorney being important so that someone else can assist with the affairs of the person diagnosed with Dementia. It is imperative to put such documents in place before the individual losses mental capacity.
If you would like an advice in relation to care fees, wills or power of attorney please contact me on 0113 336 3355 or on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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