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Legal Planning

Dementia Road Map

People with memory concerns, Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia and their loved ones often have questions about planning for their future. The Dementia Legal Planning Toolkit can help you make important financial and health care decisions and give you the legal forms you need. Click here to download the Dementia Legal Planning Toolkit and related resources.

The Alzheimer's Association also offers legal planning information and resources for people who have been diagnosed with dementia here and for caregivers here.

Other Legal Resources:

  • Washington Wills: A do-it-yourself legal information resource to help you draft your own simple will and other basic estate plan documents.
  • Power of Attorney Forms: Information and forms to help you designate a Durable Power of Attorney. Available in several languages.
  • Health Care Directive (Living Will): Information and forms for you to state what kind of medical treatments you do or do not wish to have if you are terminally ill or become permanently unconscious.
  • Questions and Answers on Guardianship: General information about how and when a guardian should be appointed.

Financial Planning

Stress and fear often delay financial planning when Alzheimer’s or other dementia is diagnosed. You can reduce stress by planning ahead.

Putting financial plans in place now allows the person with dementia to express wishes for future care and decisions. It also gives you time to work through the issues involved in long-term care.

Abuse Prevention Tools

Washington’s Community Living Connections staff are available to help you explore your options to meet your current needs or create a plan for the future.

For more information about guardianship services, visit the WA Courts Guardianship Portal

If you know a senior with dementia who is being harmed in any way, either by the actions of other people or because they cannot care for themselves, you can call: 1-866-END HARM (1-866-363-4276)

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