Alabama Department of Senior Services
A RESOURCE FOR ALABAMA SENIORS WITH MEMORY LOSS AND THEIR CARE GIVERS
There are a number of legal things that need to be considered early in the diagnosis of dementia. Make decisions for healthcare, money, property, and other important issues early. This allows the individual with dementia to be involved in the decision making.
If the individual is able to make legal decisions, it is important they be involved in the process. However, if they do not understand the importance of the issue being discussed, you may need to seek legal advice from an attorney.
An attorney can help you complete documents that make sure the wishes of your loved one are carried out. They can also help you plan and address needs when the person is no longer able to make their own decisions. An attorney can guide you on legal actions that need to be taken.