Legal Issues When Dealing with Dementia

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.

http://www.texasbar.com/Content/NavigationMenu/ForThePublic/FreeLegalInformation/ElderLaw/DementiaGuide.pdf

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s