I'm posting this for anyone considering applying for POA for health and welfare. Please consider applying for it, as well as POA for finance and property. I know it's an extra expense, but when your loved one loses capacity, it's well worth having. The Mental Capacity Act is unknown territory for some professionals. I've had to apply for copies of Mum's medical notes - without it, it would have been a challenge to get hold of them. Medico-legal issues are not something you think about when your loved one is first diagnosed; but none of us can predict the future.