In the UK around one person develops dementia every three minutes, writes Libby Holding, and so mental capacity is a growing area of interest among those operating in the will-writing and estate management market
The increasing importance of mental capacity is not only a result of the population living longer. It is also a combination of the numbers of people suffering from dementia and related conditions increasing, as well as a growing awareness of the issues that arise when people lose mental capacity without proper planning in place.
According to the Alzheimer’s Society, it is now estimated that one person develops dementia every three minutes in the UK, so the concerns around mental capacity look likely to only increase.
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