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Get Expert Legal Help In Dementia Awareness Week (17-23 May 2015)15th May 2015

by Anthony Weber on 15th May 2015

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Dementia Awareness Week (May 17-23 2015) is about more than simply raising public consciousness of this debilitating condition, although this is vital.

It’s also about providing practical support to help people (and those closest to them) to cope with dementia.

That is why Coles Miller Solicitors will be in the Dolphin Centre, Poole from 11am to noon on Monday May 18, Wednesday May 20 and Friday May 22 to offer expert legal advice.

Dementia may at present be incurable but that does not mean there is nothing you can do.

Getting a power of attorney drawn up in advance enables people to delegate important financial and medical decisions to a loved one or trusted professional adviser.

So when an individual loses the capacity to take decisions, the power of attorney means that decisions can be taken on their behalf and in their best interests.

And even when an individual has already lost mental capacity, it is still not too late to take action.

Individuals can apply for deputyships that enable them to take decisions for the person concerned – but taking out a power of attorney is the more cost effective option.

So it pays to plan ahead and get expert legal advice from a specialist power of attorney solicitor with extensive experience of the Court of Protection.

Coles Miller Partner Stuart Bradford specialises in powers of attorney, deputyships and Court of Protection work. He is a member of Solicitors for the Elderly.

Stuart is also a member of Southbourne Dementia Friendly Community.

He will be part of the team at the Dolphin Centre during Dementia Awareness Week.

Problems with mobility? Don’t worry – we can come to you. Stuart is more than happy to see you at your home or in hospital.

For more details, contact Coles Miller Solicitor Anthony Weber, a Partner at the firm and head of our Wills & Probate Department. 01202 673011.

This document is not intended to constitute and should not be used as a substitute for legal advice on any specific matter. No liability for the accuracy of the content of this document, or the consequences of relying on it, is assumed by the author. If you seek further information, please contact Managing Partner Neil Andrews at Coles Miller Solicitors LLP.