Deciding to take out LPA’s is a very important and essential decision. It’s important to know that there’s plenty of help and guidance available, so that all your affairs to be taken care of.
Why is a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) important at any age?
Due to the advancements in medicine, the average life expectancy in the UK is on the increase. There is an increase in the number of cases of dementia, the Alzheimer’s Society, by 2025 more than 1 million people in the UK will have dementia.
As a result, it can become difficult to manage your own affairs.
Making an LPA while you can, puts you back in control.
- Accidents can happen at any age.
- Mental capacity is not just an issue for the elderly. In reality, accidents are unpredictable and can happen at any time in your life.
- An accident may result in losing your capacity (Mental Capacity Act 2005) or being unable to deal with your affairs.