If you have your LPA in place, you have control over who will handle your affairs. Crucially, this appointment can only be made when you are mentally fit and well.
Leaving it too late can mean that trusted relatives and friends are powerless to make decisions for you.
There are two types of LPA: Financial and Health and Welfare
You can appoint the same people for both or different people for each category.
We hear from many people who wish that their parents had taken out a Lasting Power of Attorney before it was too late. Read Sarah’s story about her mother’s early diagnosis of dementia.