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  • Early planning may allow a person with dementia to be involved in decisions about their medical treatment or financial future.
  • There are legal arrangements that allow another person to look after a person’s finances or medical treatment.
  • A will is only legal if the person making it understands its implications.
  • In most states and territories, there is a Guardianship Board or Tribunal that can appoint a guardian or administrator for a person who is no longer able to make decisions for themselves.

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Reviewed on: 11-03-2018