The Gene Wilder story really drives home the importance of why having a valid, current and well drafted estate plan in place is just so important.
According to current 2017 figures 5.5 million Americans have Alzheimer's dementia and 1 in 10 of us will be impacted by this dreaded disease during our lifetimes. While a diagnosis of Alzheimer's does not mean that the person afflicted is immediately rendered legally incompetent, the disease itself is progressive and the chances for such an outcome are likely.
If you have a loved one who is in the early stages of Alzheimer's related dementia, it is vitally important that you help them take immediate steps to get a well though out estate plan put into place. Without such a plan, the hardship and burden that your family is likely to face as the disease progresses is likely to be multiplied many times over.
At our law firm we've been assisting families throughout Western Pennsylvania through these often difficult times with competency, compassion and care for over 25 years. If you'd like to learn more about the type of estate planning services that we provide, give us a call today at (412) 381-7370 to schedule your free legal consultation or visit us online at http://www.americanwillsandestates.com