IMPORTANT UPDATE: COVID-19

  May 22, 2018
There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, with numbers set to rise to over 1 million by 2025. This will soar to 2 million by 2051. 225,000 will develop dementia this year, that’s one every three minutes. 1 in 6 people over the age of 80 have dementia. 70 per cent of people in care homes have dementia or severe memory problems. There are over 40,000 people under 65 with dementia in the UK. More than 25,000 people from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups in the UK are affected.
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  May 21, 2018
Dementia Action Week (previously Dementia Awareness Week) takes place from 21st - 27th May and the Alzheimer’s Society are calling on everyone to take action, whether it is only a small action, it can have a big impact. This is to help improve the everyday lives of people affected by dementia and create a dementia friendly UK.
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  April 18, 2018
When someone passes away, financial institutions are unlikely to release any assets in the Estate belonging to the Deceased (money, property and possessions) without a “Grant of Probate” (if they left a Will) or “Grant of Letters of Administration” (if they died Intestate, meaning without a Will). A Grant may not be required by financial institutions if the value of the Deceased’s Estate is fairly modest, however will always be required where there is a property.
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  March 26, 2018
Recent government proposals suggest that the ‘blue badge scheme’, which allows people to park closer to their destination free of charge, may be extended to those living with disabilities that are not always visible, such as autism and dementia. The proposals have received a welcome response in light of a recent report showing that 75% of blue badge holders admitted that they would go out less frequently if they were not part of the scheme. Supporters of the proposal feel that it will enable and encourage many more people to lead and to benefit from a more independent lifestyle.
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  March 7, 2018
It was recently held by the Court of Appeal in the case of Lynn Lewis v Thomas Warner [2017] EWCA 2182 (Civ) that “reasonable financial provision” for maintenance, as defined under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (‘the Act’), could be fulfilled by an order to transfer the deceased’s (Mrs Blackwell) property to her surviving unmarried co-habiting partner (Mr Warner) for a sum greater than the value of the property.
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  January 11, 2018
The Philanthropist and co-founder of Microsoft has stated that he is to invest $100 million (in the region of £76 million) of his own money into research towards a cure for Alzheimer’s.
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  January 5, 2018
Over the last 20 years the number of ways we can communicate with each other has increased dramatically as a result of increased public access to the world wide web and the creation of social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Skype.
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  November 29, 2017
As we know, current law does not recognise the common law spouse. If an unmarried person dies intestate (without a valid will), intestacy rules dictate that the estate would pass to their children (if any). If the person has no children then the estate is divided between family members in accordance with legislation.
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