When A Loved One Is Incapacitated By Dementia Or Alzheimer’s

Dementia and Alzheimers lawyersAlzheimer’s, dementia and other neurodegenerative brain disorders are devastating for both the sufferer and his or her loved ones. All aspects of day-to-day life can become a struggle. Basic needs such as driving, grooming, grocery shopping, meal preparation and financial management may no longer be possible.As a family member or caregiver for a loved one with a degenerative brain condition, you likely feel overwhelmed with the many swift changes and new challenges. The emotional impact of watching your loved one fade away is difficult enough. Add to that the stress of sorting through legal complexities, and you may feel at a complete loss for how to proceed.

Infusing Professional Legal Guidance With A Human Touch

Fortunately, we can help. At The Elder & Disability Advocacy Firm of Christine A. Alsop, LLC, we understand the challenges you are facing. We are human beings first and lawyers second. A client-centered philosophy with a personal, human touch underlies all of our legal services.

In addition to being skilled legal advisers, we are fundamentally committed advocates for seniors and those with disabling conditions. Our practice is geared toward helping individuals who suffer from debilitating disorders and the loved ones who provide for them. We work closely with families to strategize effective legal solutions and care plans.

Legal Strategies For Coping With Debilitating Disorders

A primary concern for many families facing a diagnosis of progressive dementia or Alzheimer’s is how to obtain legal authority to take care of your loved one when he or she is no longer able to make decisions and navigate daily life alone. For those in the early stages of a diagnosis, it is critical to prepare for the future. If your loved one still has legal capacity — that is, the ability to make informed and rational decisions — he or she can prepare for the future by executing a power of attorney that grants you legal authority. We guide clients in this situation through all aspects of estate planning, long-term care planning and asset preservation.

However, if it is too late to pursue a power of attorney, you may have to petition for legal authority through guardianship and conservatorship proceedings in probate court. You can rest assured that our firm will capably handle the intricacies of these proceedings so you can focus on caring for your loved one.

Contact Us

We invite you to learn more about guardianships involving dementia, Alzheimer’s and similar conditions. Call 314-644-3200 or contact us online to speak with our legal team. Based in St. Louis, our elder law attorneys serve clients throughout Missouri and Illinois.

In the maze of confusion, there is a solution.