Potential Client: “Mr. Garza, I’d you to help me draft a deed for my mother. She wants to give me her house.”
Me: “OK, can I speak with your mother?”
Potential Client: “Well, she sometimes zones out and is confused, but she knows what she’s doing–most days.”
Dementia (and other neurological diseases) commonly confront attorneys when we are asked to handle Elder Law matters and related legal issues.
Here’s a link to a brief but excellent pamphlet relating to Dementia, and how to address care for aging loved ones. It covers Guardianships, Estate Planning, Disability Planning, Long Term Care Options, and Hospice in the event that Dementia or another neurological disease poses a challenge to your family member or friend.