Alzheimer's Caregiving

Frequently Asked Questions

7. What legal and financial documents are important for a person with Alzheimer’s to have?

Check to see that the person with Alzheimer’s has the following documents and that they are up to date.

These legal and financial arrangements will help when the person with Alzheimer’s disease can no longer make decisions about money or medical care. They can also help prevent serious problems such as financial abuse.

An attorney can help create the right legal documents. Samples of basic health planning documents can be downloaded from state government websites. Area Agency on Aging officials, state legal aid offices, and the state bar association may also provide legal advice or help.