When any illness enters our lives, it can be difficult to think about practical arrangements for the future.
After a diagnosis of dementia is confirmed it is important to think about legal and financial affairs as early as possible.
Planning for the future involves thinking about our legal, financial and health care needs. Areas to consider include:
* Making or amending a will
* Setting up an Enduring Power of Attorney
* Taking steps to make it easier to manage your money
* Talking to someone about your care preferences, your values and your wishes.
You can visit thinkahead.ie and download the Think Ahead, Speak for Yourself form