Encourage the patient to visit their solicitor or their local Free Legal Advice Centre.
Free Legal Advice Centre
Advise the person with dementia (PwD) on the importance of making a will.
Patients should be encouraged to plan for their future. New legislation called The Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Act 2015 will come into effect by the end of 2016. This legislation allows people to put an Advanced Healthcare Directive and/or an Enduring Power of Attorney in place. See the link below to our explanation of these documents.