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Planning Ahead - Powers of Attorney and "Living Wills"

In this section, you will find important information about powers of attorney and "living wills". Topics include:

  1. What is a Power of Attorney?
  2. Power of Attorney for Personal Care
  3. Power of Attorney for Property
  4. Living wills or Advance Care Directives
  5. General information

Each topic contains frequently asked questions and answers. If you are looking for more information on a certain topic, you will be able to access helpful links and websites within and at the end of each section.

Following a diagnosis of dementia, it is important to begin thinking about getting your affairs together. Taking the time to plan for the future can help to give you peace of mind by making sure your personal preferences have been communicated.

[This page updated on December 13, 2012]
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