September is World Alzheimer’s Month and Taylor Bracewell Solicitors wish to show their support by helping to raise the awareness of Alzheimer’s and other similar illnesses. World Alzheimer’s Months is an international campaign aimed at raising awareness and reducing the stigma that surrounds Alzheimer and other similar illness.
What is Alzheimer's?
Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia and is the most common form of Dementia. According to the Alzheimer’s Association around 60 to 80% of people diagnosed with dementia will have the Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s is a degenerative disease which means that it will get worse over time. As the disease progresses parts of the brain are damaged or even destroyed. Eventually it will affect people’s ability to remember recent conversations and their ability to do basic bodily functions such as walking or swallowing. Sadly, Alzheimer can be a fatal disease.
How can we help those suffering with Alzheimer's?
Staff here at Taylor Bracewell meet many people who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other similar illness. Some of our staff are Dementia Champions and Dementia Friends. We are equipped to help those who are living with the disease. We are friendly and compassionate. We will speak in short sentences using a soft tone and using simple words to assist you in understanding. We won’t boggle you with legal words and meanings. We are patient and happy to go over things to ensure you receive the best advice possible to enable you to make your own informed decisions. Our interview rooms are located on the ground floor of our building. They are quiet with minimal distractions from noise or displays on the wall.
We understand that no two peoples symptoms are the same and we need to be flexible and adjust to meet your own personal needs.
Many people who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or similar illness will want to get their legal affairs in order. You may wish to consider making a Power of Attorney. This is a legal document which enables someone else to act on your behalf and make decisions for you if you are unable to do so yourself. This may be because you are either physically or mentally incapable of doing so.
There are several types of Powers of Attorney and the most commons ones are Financial and Property Lasting Powers of Attorney,Health and Welfare Lasting Powers of Attorney and Business Powers of Attorney. These documents will enable those who you appoint to make decisions on your behalf in respect of all aspects of your life in respect of your financial and personal needs.
If you require anyone information on how we can help those being affected with Alzheimer's, contact one of the team today by calling them on 01302 341 414 or by messaging us on our chatbot, which is located in the bottom left of the screen.
Below is a video explaining how we are able to adjust our services to support those living with Alzheimer's, Dementia or any other similar illnesses.