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My father has been diagnosed with dementia. Do I need to obtain a POA? He does not have any assets. Lives off of social security. Thank you in advanc

1 Answers. Asked on Aug 07th, 2017 on Elder Law - Tennessee
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Answered on Aug 08th, 2017 at 10:27 AM

If he has dementia, then the POA would not be valid.

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As adults age, they often lose some mental acuity while also facing more physical limitations. These health conditions put senior citizens at greater risk of exploitation and abuse. At the same time, the elderly need to think about their long-term medical and financial needs, and make estate plans to ensure their legacy after they pass away. An elder law attorney can work with seniors and their families to address issues such as advanced directives, powers of attorney, living wills and last wills and testaments. Elder law lawyers can also help families intervene if a guardianship or conservatorship is necessary. And personal injury law firms with experience in elder issues can help victims of elder abuse and nursing abuse take civil and criminal legal actions against their abusers.
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