Gilli chats to Hilary Widdall, who is a solicitor with Milne Moser and a Trustee of South Lakes Dementia Community. Hilary explains all about Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) and how important it is get it set in place, not just for people living with dementia, but for all if us.
LPA is a legal document that lets you appoint one or more people to help you make decisions or to make decisions on your behalf. This gives you more control over what happens to you if you have an accident or an illness and cannot make your own decisions.
You can only set up an LPA for yourself and not for a relative. Watch the interview to find out more.
For further details contact:
Diane Smillie, Dignity in Dementia