I am new to the forum. I have just found out my father has Alzheimer's although I have suspected something similar was the case for some months. He is 84 and a while ago he made out LPAs for both financial/legal affairs and health and welfare. My brother and I who are jointly appointed now feel the time has come to suggest to my father that we register the LPAs so they are in place when needed (he is suffering what I would imagine are mild to moderate symptoms but it is quite variable day by day). I understand we can do this - the registering of the LPAs - ourselves (with my father's agreement) via the OPG by completing the necessary forms and sending them with the fees and original LPA documents, without involving a solicitor but I am not clear what change in status occurs when these are registered. Can my father still continue his affairs as normal until such time as he needs help? Does anything automatically come into force or is the LPA just 'ready to go' when needed. If anyone can advise or has experience of this situation I would be very grateful for any knowledge or advice you can offer.
Thank you. Severine