How can you make a will with Alzheimer’s?

by Paola Battista - 2014.10.27
How can you make a will with Alzheimer’s?
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A French association has produced a special guide to facilitate the relationship between solicitors and clients with Alzheimer's. Developed by the Fondation Médéric Alzheimer, together with the Council of Solicitors, it aims to guide the professional services offered by public officials. It also aims to protect the rights of people with Alzheimer's, who are not automatically excluded from carrying out a legal act. It gives practical advice to ensure that the patient gives their full consent and that they and their estate are protected from abuse or pressure from dishonest third-parties. Some of the advice for solicitors includes: thoroughly evaluate each case, without prejudice associated with dementia; communicate effectively especially in the absence of any carers; ensure that any provision is well understood and decisions are taken freely by the client; ask for a medical opinion to clarify the overall picture and dispel any doubt.

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