May 20, 2017
It’s officially Dementia Awareness week, a 7-day campaign that is run to encourage others to raise awareness around one of the biggest causes of death. The campaign is supported by Alzheimer’s Society and includes both national and local fundraising events throughout the week, alongside providing support and advice for families experiencing dementia.
To support this cause, we thought we would highlight the issues that this ailment can cause you and your loved ones and explain how organising important matters now, can let you enjoy the time you have with your family.
Writing a will is one of these significant issues, that left untouched can cause detrimental effects on your loved ones if it hasn’t been arranged correctly. To write a will an individual will need to be of ‘sound mind’ to ensure that it isn’t contested.
If your will is challenged it could end up leaving your wishes in the hands of the government. This is where your will has become ‘intestate’ and invalid.
The question is, how is the term ‘sound mind’ calculated and what does an individual need to know or understand to be able to write a will.
- You will need to understand the nature of the act and its effects
- Understand the extent of the property that you are disposing
- And not be effected by any ‘disorder to the mind’, that could prevent their sense of right.
It has never been more important than now to write your will as soon as possible.
Unfortunately, you never know what’s around the corner and even though it isn’t something you want to think about, the unthinkable can occur when you least expect it.
People are often put off writing a will because of the time it can take and the money it can cost. Here at Bespoke Support Network we offer a non-obligatory service so that you can talk to an advisor about any concerns you may have. We can outline the services we offer and then it’s entirely up to you whether you wish to continue. Contact us today for more information and a member of our team will be happy to help.