Planning ahead is one of nine booklets that have been written for people with dementia.
When you have been diagnosed with dementia you may already be dealing with changes that you did not expect. It can be even more difficult to think about the future.
However, thinking ahead is a good thing to do. It can help you prepare for a time when it may be difficult for you to make decisions for yourself.
Making plans can also help your family and friends. They can act to support your wishes because you have made it clear to them what you would prefer.
The information in this booklet applies to people living in England and Wales. For more details about the laws and rules in Northern Ireland see Alzheimer’s Society factsheet NI472, Enduring Power of Attorney and Controllership.
2016: 26 pages, A5