Making a Will can give you peace of mind, knowing that your savings and possessions will be passed on to the people and causes you care about the most.
Whether you’re making your Will for the first time or just need to update it, it doesn’t need to be complicated or expensive.
The National Free Wills Network
Dementia UK is a member of the National Free Wills Network. The Network gives us the opportunity to pay for a limited number of ‘simple’ Wills to be written.
After thinking of your family and friends, it’s a wonderful opportunity to remember a cause that matters to you – and that you’d like to be remembered for supporting, but there is no obligation.
How to find out more
Email your full name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0300 365 5500 – letting us know that you would like to receive information on free Wills. Or click the button below and fill out your details
The National Free Wills Network will send you an information pack including a list of your nearest participating solicitors
Dementia is the major health issue of our time: by 2050 two million people will have the condition. With no cure in sight, hundreds of thousands more families will be struggling to cope.
Dementia UK will need to recruit hundreds more specialist dementia nurses to meet this huge increase in demand.
A gift in your will to Dementia UK can change everything for a family that’s facing dementia. You’ll provide hope in the toughest times and be a helping hand for a carer who doesn’t know where to turn. For a family in the depths of despair, you can be a life saver.
Dementia and making a Will
Having dementia can raise particular issues when it comes to writing a Will. If you or your family member has dementia, you might also find the following information helpful:
Capacity to make a decision
Having dementia need not stop you making a Will providing you have what is called ‘mental capacity’. This means you:
Understand information given to you
Are able to retain that information long enough to make a decision
Can weigh up the information available to make a decision
Can communicate the decision
A lasting power of attorney
A Lasting Power of Attorney lets you appoint someone to manage your affairs if, in future, you are no longer able to make decisions for yourself. It can cover either ‘health and welfare’ or ‘property and financial affairs’ or both. The Lasting Power of Attorney must be registered with the Office of Public Guardian online.
Lasting Power of Attorney leaflet
For more information on Lasting Power of Attorney, read our information leaflet online