1. Q&A: Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) - Thursday 27 Sept, 3-4pm

    Power of attorney (LPA) is a legal tool that gives another adult - often a carer or family member - the legal authority to make decisions on behalf of someone with dementia, if they become unable to themselves.

    Our next expert Q&A will be hosted by Flora and Helen from our Knowledge Services team. They will be answering your questions on LPA on Thursday 27 September from 3-4pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

After an assessment

Discussion in 'Books, film and music' started by crybaby, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. crybaby

    crybaby Registered User

    Jan 8, 2017
    I had a chat with someone from the Alzheimer's Society today about what it might be possible for me to do following a decision by my local council team of assessors that my husband is not bad enough to be given help with Continuing Health Care (they said I was looking after him too well!).

    He recommended a book called "When does the NHS pay for Healthcare" which he said would be helpful, and was available from the Alzheimers Society shop. Unfortunately they deny all knowledge of it.

    Has anyone heard of this book, please?

  2. Soobee

    Soobee Registered User

    Aug 22, 2009
  3. crybaby

    crybaby Registered User

    Jan 8, 2017
    Thank you so much Soobee

    I'll try that
  4. Carmar

    Carmar Registered User

    Feb 2, 2016
    Hello @crybaby. I don't know where you live, but I am in Hampshire and my local County Council have a booklet entitled "Paying for Care in a Care Home" which details when and how the local authority will pay for residential care. They also have booklets on care at home, which has some financial information in it too, concerning who pays for the care. I would suggest contacting your local county council as I believe they all have similar, if not the same booklets that they can post out to you. I hope they can help.
  5. crybaby

    crybaby Registered User

    Jan 8, 2017
    Thanks, Carmar, I did get that sort of suggestion from the guy who was running the carers' group I go to, and he suggested looking up the Alzheimers website, where they do actually list a whole heap of booklets which are free and which we really cannot do without!

    I sent for several, and am plowing my way through them. So many people have done So much to help us in our struggle.

    Hugs to everyone

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