Caring for a loved one with dementia may require a crash course in law. Family members, caregivers – even the patient – must understand the legal terms and gather and complete the legal documents needed to handle finances, property, health decisions and more if the patient becomes incapacitated.
“Too many people wait until it's too late and there’s confusion,” says Duren. “Often, caregivers are uncertain and don’t know which legal documents need to be pulled, completed and signed.”
Universal Dementia Caregivers will host a free lunch and learn discussion: Dementia and Legal Concerns: What Legal Documents Do I Need to Pull Together as a Caregiver? to be held on Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Triumph Church East Campus, 2760 Grand Blvd., Detroit. Lunch is sponsored by Aetna.
At the lunch and learn, founder of Universal Dementia Caregivers, Paula Duren, PhD, will lead a discussion on the legal documents that must be signed and kept current, such as the Advanced Healthcare Directive, Power of Attorney for Financial Matters, Will, and Living Trust, and the consequences of ignoring this step. These documents, and sometimes others depending on the circumstances, are the most important papers to have signed and stored in a safe place.
Please RSVP by calling 248.509.4357 or send a note to: firstname.lastname@example.org.