1. Expert Q&A: Protecting a person with dementia from financial abuse - Weds 26 June, 3:30-4:30 pm

    Financial abuse can have serious consequences for a person with dementia. Find out how to protect a person with dementia from financial abuse.

    Sam, our Knowledge Officer (Legal and Welfare Rights) is our expert on this topic. She will be here to answer your questions on Wednesday 26 June between 3:30 - 4:30 pm.

    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.

  1. Kateupcraft

    Kateupcraft Registered User

    Apr 23, 2015
    1
    Hi I have an enduring power of attorney executed for my mum but am confused as the new Lasting Power of Attorneys are split into financial and physical welfare. I need to talk to my mum's GP about her eating so will he do that is I have an EPA and what proof do I need when I ring up?
    thanks
    kate
     
  2. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
    11,495
    Female
    London
    #2 Beate, Apr 27, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2015
    An EPA does not have the health & welfare bit I am afraid.
    I've never had a problem talking to the doctor about OHs medical issues just saying that I am his partner and carer, but some GPs are stricter than others. Could your mum still somehow give permission to the GP to talk to you? If she still had capacity, it's not too late to make a health & safety LPA.
     
  3. stanleypj

    stanleypj Registered User

    Dec 8, 2011
    10,561
    North West
    Like Beate, I've never found this a problem and I know that others have said the same on TP.
     
  4. Spamar

    Spamar Registered User

    Oct 5, 2013
    6,846
    Suffolk
    I do have the h&w LPA, but never had a problem talking to doc about his problems. I also have old EPA which covers finance.
     

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