Supporting Clients with Dementia - The Legal Complexities Explored

Supporting Clients with Dementia - The Legal Complexities Explored

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Intermediate: Requires some prior subject knowledge
4 hours
Group bookings
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This new virtual classroom seminar will help you to support clients with dementia and build an understanding of the different ways in which dementia can affect people and their decision-making capabilities.

It will dispense some of the popular myths surrounding the illness and consider how we can communicate better with clients who have dementia by asking the right questions.

With an aging population and the rise in dementia, both diagnosed and undiagnosed, we are likely to be acting for many more clients with dementia as well as their families.

The session will address some of the challenges within the law when helping clients with dementia with legal services so that you feel confident in supporting their needs and ensuring you are compliant with your professional obligations.

You will learn practical tips to take away and implement into your day-to-day work, improving the services you offer and adding value to clients to be seen as a trusted advisor in this complex area of law.

What You Will Learn

This live and interactive course will cover the following:

  • What dementia is and what it is not
  • How to meet the needs of vulnerable clients and support clients with dementia, as well as their families
  • Managing conflicts of interest and identifying who your client is
  • Navigating the rules surrounding access and rights to personal information
  • The circumstances when access and disclosure of an incapacitated person's will is permitted
  • When to consider mental capacity
  • Capacity to instruct a practitioner
  • Practical considerations when assessing mental capacity - what to look out for and what questions to ask
  • When to use an expert to assess mental capacity
  • Planning the content of your attendance notes and what to include
  • Key steps to take to plan for a loss of mental capacity upon diagnosis
  • When to use preferences and instructions in Lasting Powers of Attorney and explain to clients the real value of LPAs
  • When it is the right time to register an Enduring Power of Attorney

Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.