It is important to consider and seek advice about financial affairs as soon as possible.
When a diagnosis of dementia is made it is very important to consider both legal and financial areas as early as possible. In the early stages of this condition a person with dementia can outline their wishes, put their affairs in order and if they want to, plan for the future.
Read our updated publication to help you to consider your financial affairs
The Think Ahead website also provides information and a form to help you to put your legal and financial affairs in order. For more information visit: www.thinkahead.ie
Financial Supports for Carers:
If you are caring for a loved one with dementia, there are currently a number of payments that you may be able to apply for, each has a number of criteria which must be met to qualify for the payment. The Citizens Information service provide free advice about these payments and can help you to complete the forms. Call them or drop in to your nearest centre, contact details are below.
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