Seek dementia advice early

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LAWYERS in Sheffield are urging dementia sufferers to seek legal advice in the early stages of the condition.

Irwin Mitchell experts say preparing a will and keeping it updated, plus using a lasting power of attorney, could save heartache in future years.

The firm has worked on many related cases – including helping one dementia sufferer’s husband gain access to her finances to make sure her care was paid for.

It is also supporting Dementia Awareness Week.

Partner Adam Draper said: “We regularly see the difficulties that dementia can cause for families, with problems leaving loved ones with no idea as to how their estate should be divided and leading to emotional disputes.”