Legal and Financial

Having a diagnosis of dementia at a younger age is likely to bring changes to your financial and living circumstances which are likely to be affected by issues such as changes to or loss of employment. The value of having a diagnosis early is that it offers you the time and the opportunity to address these issues and make plans for the future. This is a complicated area and often requires you to obtain help and support from organisations that are skilled in this area. This section of the website provides you with a brief description of some common terms that you will encounter and advice on how to address these;

  • Lasting Power of Attorney,
  • Personal Independence Payments
  • Reduction in Council Tax

You will also find links to other websites and agencies to address other issues including managing bank accounts, making a will, pensions and retirement, paying for care and other benefits.