Planning the future
As you come to terms with your condition, it’s natural to think “What if?”. Making plans about your future care and sorting out matters such as your will can be a positive experience that lets you address worries you might be having at the back of your mind. By setting these worries aside with good planning, you can focus back on the present.
With dementia, it’s particularly important to make plans about your future because as the condition progresses, you might lose your ability to make decisions.
Making plans in advance, or appointing someone you trust to make decisions on your behalf, can ensure that your wishes about many important things are respected. This includes decisions about the kind of care you want to receive towards the end of your life, where you live, and what happens to your belongings after you die.
The following pages give you all the information you need to plan your future the way you want it.
Finances: what to do now
Looks at small things you can do to make managing finances easier so that you remain independent for longer.
Planning future finances
Guidance on how to write a will or set up a trust so that your money goes where you want it to go.
Advance statements & advance decisions
This page looks at how to set out your medical treatment preferences in advance.
End of life care
Looks at your options for care towards the end of your life and the pros and cons of each.
Lasting Power of Attorney
If you lose the ability to make your own decisions, granting a person Lasting Power of Attorney ensures that someone you trust is doing the decision-making.
Looks at other things you might want to arrange while you still have the capacity to do so.