Financial & Legal Advice

Financial and legal advice for the care of the elderly and for people suffering with dementia related diseases is a very specialist area and not one that REPoD would directly get involved in.

There are however organisations that offer specific advice in these areas and who are controlled by their industry specific regulatory authorities.

The inclusion of the specific organizations below does not imply any particular recommendation on the part of REPoD and are given purely for your convenience.

Financial advisors

This financial aadvice organisation is called SOLLA (Society of Later Life Advisors); you can use their 'Find and Adviser' page to locate your nearest accredited Adviser.

The cost of care

Dispelling the myth - the maximum I will spend on care will be £72,000.

Whether you're looking ahead or have a loved one in need of care, we at Just Retirement believe it is important to understand what you will be required to pay towards the cost of care under the Care Act 2014.

The complete article can be downloaded as a PDF file.

REPoD gratefully acknowledge Just Retirment from whose magazine this article came.

For further details, please go to: their web site.

Legal advice

Wright Hassall is a long standing organization, based in the Midlands, and they have produced this complete legal guide for people dealing with dementia.

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Stop Press:

NHS Dental Fines Scandal

An NHS automated system has been incorrectly fining people with dementia.  Read the full article here on the BBC News website.

Barnstaple Link Rotary Club

The club is launching a new project to help people with dementia which will complement the activities of Barnstaple's Memory Café.  Read more...

MHA launch Joyce's Music Video

MHA have launched Joyce's music video on YouTube showing the power of music therapy in helping people with dementia.

Dementia Friendly Communities

Various bodies, both government and others are promoting the setting up of dementia friendly communities.  To see what's involved and how you can be part of it, go to our dementia friendly communities page.  You can also read this PDF document (1.5MB)

Service Above Self

It is with much pleasure that we announce that the Chair of REPoD, Dr. Geri Parlby, has been awarded the 'Rotary International Service above Self Award' for her outstanding contributions to the REPoD effort over the 6 years since its inception.  We feel that all who know her will feel that this award was well deserved.

Hands across the water

The REPoD message is spreading and not just within the UK.  Read this email extract from a couple in Washington DC.

Dementia Adventure

Looking for a break / holiday for someone you care for or yourself - then take a look at this web site.

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