Online dementia webinar provides vital support for carers

Law firm Stone King will be joined by dementia research charity BRACE and financial advisors Hart Greaves for an event next week, designed to help carers.

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‘Caring for the carers’ takes place on Tuesday, October 19 and will see experts sharing legal and financial planning tips.

Lawyer Kathryn Layzell will look at decision making for those who lack capacity, including lasting powers of attorney, applications to the Court of Protection and funding long-term care.

Also taking part in the event is Professor Dame Louise Robinson, Professor of Primary Care and Ageing at Newcastle University.

Professor Robinson will explain how carers of people with dementia can try and get the best and most timely support from their primary care teams and other sources of community support.

Her talk will combine findings from recent research, national dementia care guidance and practical tips.

Ken Hart, from Hart Greaves, will look at how carers can keep credits for the state pension up to date, as well as discussing the tax-free annual allowance and potential benefits for transferring part of this to a spouse.

He will also look at savings and investments.

BRACE is an independent charity committed to defeating dementia through scientific research, with around 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK.

As many as two thirds are cared for at home by their families.

‘Caring for the carers’ runs from 2-3pm and questions can be submitted in advance at; places for the webinar can be booked here.

More information on BRACE can be found here.

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