If you are concerned about what to do if you or a loved one is starting to experience memory loss or a decline in decision-making capacity, here are a few suggestions:
Act quickly and act early
In most cases, individuals experience a gradual decline in their decision-making capacity over an extended period of time. If you are starting to struggle with some of the decisions you are being asked to make, reach out for help, but from trusted sources.
Communicate with your doctor, financial advisers and family members about the challenges you are experiencing so that you can get the type of help you need.
It’s important for those in your close circle to understand that you are starting to struggle, so that they know that you may need more assistance with more complex decisions.
It will also alert them to be on the lookout for financial abuse, as individuals who suffer from dementia are more likely to be the…