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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Live Q&A in our chat room: Lasting Powers of Attorney

    This Thursday, 11 September we'll be running a live Question and Answer session on Lasting Powers of Attorney, with Alzheimer’s Society Information Officer, Sam. The session will be run from 2 - 3pm. If you have a question about this, please do pop in to the chat room. (Please note that Sam...

    Started by SerenaS‎, 09-09-2014 03:29 PM
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    Yesterday, 03:51 PM
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  2. Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: Live Q&A in our chat room: paying for residential care and NHSCC

    This Thursday, 13th March we'll be running a live Question and Answer session on paying for residential care and NHS continuing care, with Alzheimer’s Society Information Officer, Tina. The session will be run from 12 - 1pm, and everyone who has a question about one of these topics is very...

    Started by KatherineW‎, 11-03-2014 03:36 PM
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    14-03-2014, 09:57 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Please read: Welcome to the Legal and Financial Issues forum

    Welcome to the Legal and Financial Issues forum. This forum is for people who wish to share their experiences in relation to financial and legal issues. Please note: Talking Point is a place for peer support and should not be used as a substitute for professional advice. You should consult...

    Started by SerenaS‎, 24-10-2011 11:54 AM
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  1. Transforming the Services of the Office of the Public Guardian

    Simon Hughes (The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice; Bermondsey and Old Southwark, Liberal Democrat) On 21 August, the Government published the response to the consultation paper “Transforming theServices of the Office of the Public Guardian: Enabling Digital by Default” which sought the...

    Started by jimbo 111‎, Today 11:40 AM
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    Today, 03:17 PM
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  2. Challenging valuation of property under CRAG

    Regarding payment of care home fees, has anyone challenged the local authority over the valuation of property under CRAG guidance? Since my father's recent death I share ownership of the property with my mother as Tenants in Common. I've been advised (and have read up) that if I am unwilling to...

    Started by assistance12‎, 16-04-2013 04:50 PM
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    care home fees, crag, local authority
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  3. Landlord problems on rented property

    A close friends mother rents a flat from a private landlord and we want to put in place a care scheme, with live in carer or night sleepers, but the landlord is blocking this, claiming she represents a danger, voids his insurance and that any carers or even us staying at the flat means we could...

    Started by respect‎, 24-08-2013 03:30 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    Yesterday, 11:47 AM
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  4. Paying Care home bills while waiting for the CoP to come through?

    Hello! My Dad is in a care home and incapable of managing his financial affairs I am in the process of applying for deputyship with the CoP. (12 weeks to go............). My mum is not in good health and has suddenly taken a turn for the worse. I am LPA finance for mum and manage their joint...

    Started by And247‎, 18-09-2014 09:58 PM
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    Yesterday, 07:21 AM
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  5. Daft Advice

    A while ago I was sitting in on a CHC meeting and funding was granted for another year. The CHC nurse then advised the Daughter to get herself in to a position to pay for her mother's care as she may not qualify in 12 months time. The nurse said sell the mother's house but it was jointly...

    Started by WILLIAMR‎, 18-09-2014 11:05 AM
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    18-09-2014, 12:01 PM
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  6. Paying for 'help'

    My wife was diagnosed with Alz 12 months ago. She is only 60 and I am 50. I am trying to stay in work but am now self funding 40 hours of care a week. The LA have awarded 8hrs of care which we take as direct payments which helps (a bit) with the crippling care costs. I have asked the complex care...

    Started by flyingfifer‎, 18-09-2014 01:53 AM
    capital, crag, savings
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    18-09-2014, 07:52 AM
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  7. Contacted by 'credit services company'

    I've just had the most bizarre conversation with a company that have written to me asking me to confirm that my address is also my Mothers contact address. When I asked what the issue was they refused, on the grounds of data protection, to discuss it with me until I send a copy of my poa to a...

    Started by iansl2000‎, 17-09-2014 08:23 PM
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    17-09-2014, 08:46 PM
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  8. Continuing care assessment advice.

    My mother, diagnosed with Alzheimers in 2004, is currently in a hospital in Bristol. She was taken in after falling out of bed and they have said that she needs a nursing home from now on rather than Dad looking after her at home. She was under 40kg when she came in to hospital and had bad bed...

    Started by emwmarine‎, 15-09-2014 10:19 AM
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    17-09-2014, 01:52 PM
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  9. Poa

    My siblings and I have POA for our mum, she lives in a flat with her partner who also has various health issues including dementia. The flat is in a large building with other elderly people with a sort of warden and they can summon help via a pull cord, although I don't know what happens if the...

    Started by louas1961‎, 15-09-2014 03:54 PM
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    17-09-2014, 12:36 PM
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  10. Dementia Tax - Pure Robbery

    Handed over the for a vcare fees annuity cheque - feel our family has been robbed Not sure how to explain this, but writing the numbers out on a substantial cheque have made me feel sick and that I am betraying everything my parents tried so hard for over the years. On paper, the right decision...

    Started by Baldeagle‎, 16-09-2014 11:12 AM
    care fees dementia tax
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    16-09-2014, 07:05 PM
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  11. Abuse of POA


    Started by Norfolkgirl‎, 16-09-2014 09:50 AM
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    16-09-2014, 10:34 AM
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  12. New funding for social care (Barker report). Anyone understand the implications yet?

    There was quite a lot of stuff in the news yesterday about the report by Dame Barker. She has been looking into funding for social care and found that it is not sustainable that individuals/ families should meet costs, while health care continues fto be free. She contrasted the case of an elderly...

    Started by missmarple‎, 05-09-2014 01:47 PM
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    15-09-2014, 07:17 PM
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  13. Is it practical to make application to Court of Protection yourself?

    Just thought of another question relating to my last one (http://forum.alzheimers.org.uk/showthread.php?74675-Can-county-council-force-me-to-sell-my-home). I was told by the solicitor who told me we'd have to go to the court of protection in order to get permission for me to buy out my mother's...

    Started by andrean‎, 11-09-2014 01:50 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    15-09-2014, 03:35 PM
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  14. Help with affairs when the person holding power of attorney dies

    My grandfather is currently in a nursing home with end stage Alzheimer's disease, and due to his assists is having to pay for his care with no support from the local authority. His wife who held his Power of Attorney, passed away two weeks ago and until 5 weeks before her passing lived in the...

    Started by PenAmGra‎, 14-09-2014 01:17 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    15-09-2014, 02:29 PM
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  15. Assigning a Professional to handle probate?

    I am pre-arranging my mother's affairs in the event of her death. Please note that she is aware of the situation and is happy for me to do the arrangements. I have found a suitable funeral plan with the company Golden Charter and the price seems reasonable and the funeral director is local, any...

    Started by redbaron‎, 10-09-2014 09:59 AM
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    14-09-2014, 06:35 PM
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  16. Can county council force me to sell my home?

    My mother owns a quarter share in my home. She now has severe dementia and is in a care home, paying her own fees from her savings. I would like to buy out her share of my home and thought I could do this as my father and I have LPA, but a solicitor informs us that we would have to apply to...

    Started by andrean‎, 11-09-2014 01:29 PM
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    12-09-2014, 12:07 PM
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  17. Divorce/Annullment?

    This may be a touchy subject for some people but I am seeking advice on having a thirty year marriage dissolved. My husband is in a Nursing Home. He has Alzheimers. He was diagnosed seven years ago but there were signs for a while before that which I didn't realise. I cared for him until I couldn't...

    Started by sad&lonely‎, 29-08-2014 01:27 PM
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    12-09-2014, 11:20 AM
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  18. Who has the power to make the final decision for a relative with dementia?

    Hi Guys So this is my situation - your help will be soooo appreciated!! My best friends mother, Daisy, has been diagnosed with Alzeimers and the decision has to be made as to which care facility she is going to be sent to. Daisy has 2 children who unfortunately cant see eye to eye and want to...

    Started by kakstuff‎, 11-09-2014 09:37 PM
    family, health decision, legal, next of kin
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    12-09-2014, 10:14 AM
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  19. 2 further tax returns after death?

    My husband has been doing Mum and Dad's tax returns these past few years as he's an accountant. My Mum recently died. Her tax return was completed up to April this year. My husband says that 2 more tax returns will be needed - 1. for the period April to the date of death in August 2. for...

    Started by Owly‎, 09-09-2014 12:55 PM
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    11-09-2014, 02:51 PM
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  20. Funeral costs

    We've now just had the estimate from the funeral directors for Dad's funeral which is a week Thursday. We simply do not have any money to pay for it as DH & I both cared full time for him. Dad does not have any savings left & all that will be in his estate is the house he left to us.(our only home)...

    Started by treecol‎, 10-09-2014 03:37 PM
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    11-09-2014, 12:43 PM
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  21. Mental Capacity - need two assessors?

    Can anyone, who has had experience in having their loved one assessed, tell me if it is necessary to have two assessors to conduct mental capacity assessment for financial affairs management? There is suspicion that a donor has lost capacity and is being defrauded. I am about to get her...

    Started by Norfolkgirl‎, 09-09-2014 09:40 PM
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    11-09-2014, 11:30 AM
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  22. Joint bank accout and Power of attorney.

    I have been given power of attorney Registered in Scotland for Mrs A. She has a Joint bank account with her husband who has dementia and is in a care home. The bank are refusing my access to the account without a power of attorney for Mr A, and no access to funds at the bank unless I take 90 yr...

    Started by samusko‎, 26-06-2013 03:57 PM
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    10-09-2014, 11:00 PM
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  23. POA -or not? I'm confused.

    MIL has recently been formally diagnosed with vascular dementia - although the signs have been there for a couple of years. Advice from the memory clinic says that it would still be possible to get POA. A solicitor friend says that since one of her children can sign on Mum's current account that...

    Started by LindaPP‎, 24-02-2013 09:27 PM
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    power of attorney
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    10-09-2014, 01:09 PM
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  24. Tenancy in Common

    We are trying to support parents, one of whom has dementia. They have recently been very stressed by comments made about their house being taken away if one has to go into care. Everything that have, accounts and the hourse is inpoint names. Is it worth the expense of getting a 'tenancy in...

    Started by Schoolhouse‎, 09-09-2014 12:25 PM
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    09-09-2014, 04:12 PM
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  25. PoA for Health and Welfare, needed???

    My MIL, 82 yrs, has vascular dementia and we have just realised there is only a financial PoA in place. My FIL, 79 yrs, is caring for her, but is not particularly physically fit. We have a PoA for financial in place for him as well. I am now wondering if we need to arrange for the Health and...

    Started by fanster2014‎, 08-09-2014 11:07 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    09-09-2014, 12:05 PM
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