1. Our next Q&A session is on the topic of Christmas and dementia.This time we want our Q&A to involve our resident experts, you! Share tips and advice on navigating Christmas here in this thread.

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  1. cake4tea

    cake4tea Registered User

    Jan 22, 2014
    62
    Hi

    Our Mom has early stage Alzheimer's but can make decisions for herself, dress herself, wash herself etc. My sister and I are doing a lasting power of attorney for her, with her consent, but a friend has told me that Mom cannot sign it herself as she is diagnosed with Alzheimer's and wouldn't remember signing it later. it would therefore have to go through COP. Does anyone know if this is right?
     
  2. sinkhole

    sinkhole Registered User

    Jan 28, 2015
    270
    As long as she still has mental capacity she can sign it. That's not the same as being diagnosed as having AD.
     
  3. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    19,264
    Male
    North Manchester
    #3 nitram, Feb 10, 2015
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2015
    A diagnosis of Alzheimer's in itself does not prevent a person making an LPA.

    The overriding criterion is that at the time of signing the donor fully understands what they are doing and it's consequences. This level of capacity is judged by the Certificate Provider.
     
  4. LYN T

    LYN T Registered User

    Aug 30, 2012
    6,962
    Brixham Devon
    When my OH was diagnosed officially he was already moderate/low severe with AD. He signed the LPA forms after a talk with the certificate provider who had been a close friend of Pete for nearly thirty years. He understood at the moment of signing. He wouldn't sign Welfare-only finance- so he was still capable of making his own choices

    Take care

    Lyn T
     
  5. lin1

    lin1 Registered User

    Jan 14, 2010
    9,320
    Female
    East Kent
    Hi. Just to say your friend is mistaken.
     

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