Supporting someone to help plan their future

You may be able play a key role is helping the person you support to make decisions. These could be around finances, care, end of life and other areas given in this document. We know that many of these decisions can be difficult to discuss and sometimes people need more support and information to help guide them.

We also know that these decisions are best made as soon as possible. If the health or mental capacity of the person you are supporting gets worse it can be very stressful to try and make decisions in an emergency situation or even to try to think what they would have wanted. This can lead to feelings of guilt or even disagreements with other people in the persons life. By supporting the person with dementia now means that they have control to make their own choices.