Estate planning for someone with dementia presents several unique challenges. First, you will need to get the estate plan correct since it will be used to help make decisions for them and plan care while they are still alive. Second, there will be an issue with obtaining valid consent for the estate plan. Nonetheless, in order to avoid a solution that the court will impose on the family and to still have some say in the estate plan, it is vital to make sure that the estate plan is in place. The one thing that is critically important is getting a start on estate planning soon after you learn that either you or a loved one is suffering from dementia. Here are some issues that need to be considered when estate planning for someone with a cognitive disease.
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