Durable Powers Of Attorney And Incapacity Planning
If you are not apprised of current elder law statistics you may be somewhat surprised to hear about the
facts regarding incapacity among those who reach an advanced age. According to the Alzheimer's
Association, some 13% of senior citizens are afflicted by the disease. Alzheimer's causes dementia,
which can rob its victims of the ability to make sound personal, financial and medical decisions.
The likelihood of contracting Alzheimer's disease increases as you get older as you might imagine.
Among the oldest old, which is the term used in geriatric circles to describe people who are at least 85
years of age, there is a 40% incidence of Alzheimer's. The average life expectancy right now is 78, but
the fastest growing age group is in fact the oldest old.
Of course Alzheimer's is not the only cause of incapacity, so if you want to be pragmatically prepared
for the eventualities of aging incapacity planning is important. This is going to involve the execution of
durable powers of attorney. With these documents you empower individuals of your own choosing to
make medical and financial decisions in your behalf should you become unable to do so due to
Though you may well retain control of your faculties throughout your life, it is better to be safe than
sorry. If you are ready to take action, get in touch with a good San Bernardino elder law attorney and
work with your lawyer to execute these important documents.
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