Legal Issues Relating to Dementia

Guide for Healthcare Proxies

Source: American Bar Association

Description:

Information about serving as a health care representative from the American Bar Association's Commission on Law and Aging


Health Care Representative's Discussion Checklist

Source: IlluminAge Communication Partners

Description:

Worksheet lists questions you may want to ask if you are serving as a person's health care representative.


Legal Issues in Planning for Incapacity

Source: Family Caregiver Alliance

Description:

Legal matters that should be discussed when a person has Alzheimer's disease or is otherwise incapacitated.


National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

Description:

Non-profit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations and others who work with older clients and their families. Site includes "Questions & Answers When Looking For an Elder Law Attorney"


National Center on Law and Elder Rights

Source: http://ncler.acl.gov

Description:

NCLER provides free case consultation assistance for attorneys and professionals seeking more information to help older adults.


Now What? Next Steps After an Alzheimer's Diagnosis

Source: nia.nih.gov

Description:

A diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease can be difficult, but getting accurate information and support can help you know what to expect and what to do next. Use this checklist to help you get started.


Protective Proceedings: Guardianships and Conservatorships

Source: Family Caregiver Alliance

Description:

Factsheet about selecting and serving as a person's guardian or conservator