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The importance of A Power of Attorney

The news today has announced yet another person in this instance  Barbara Windsor  as suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.  Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia, which is a collective term for symptoms including problems with language and thinking, and commonly memory loss. If you lose mental capacity you may need a trusted person to…
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May 10, 2018 0

Mental Capacity or Not ?

Mental Capacity Act 2005 The Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) sets out what happens when people are unable to make decisions i.e. when they lack capacity to make decisions. The MCA came into full force on 1 October 2007 in England & Wales. The MCA is supported by a Code of Practice (the ‘Code’). All…
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January 7, 2018 0

Football, Dementia and Me ( Alan Shearer )

I’m confident many of you would have seen Alan Shearer’s documentary ‘Football, Dementia and Me’ on the BBC over the weekend.  Dementia is seemingly rife in ex-retired footballers, so much so that studies are being conducted into the possible link between heading the football and later life dementia. Alan Shearer, who over the course of…
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November 29, 2017 0

Cohabiting couples warned of ‘common law marriage’ myths.

Cohabiting couples warned of ‘common law marriage’ myths Millions of unmarried couples who live together could be unaware of their rights if the relationship breaks down Resolution carried out a survey which found two-thirds of cohabiting couples wrongly believe “common-law marriage” laws exist when dividing up finances. The number of unmarried couples living together has…
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November 28, 2017 0

Dying without a Will

    The number of enquiries about people who have died without making a will has more than doubled over the past five years, Citizens Advice says. The charity recorded 1,522 such queries in 2011, rising to 3,747 in 2015, along with a rise in queries about problems executing wills. According to a YouGov survey,…
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November 20, 2017 0