Dementia and Your Legal Rights

Dementia and Your Legal Rights is a practical guide that sets out some of the legal issues a person with dementia, their families and carers may face, their legal rights and the actions they can take to protect their rights. Dementia and your legal rights

The guide offers specific information and important contacts for each state and territory about Advanced Care Directives, Power of Attorney, Enduring Guardianship, Superannuation and Wills.

Written to help people diagnosed with dementia, their families and carers Dementia and Your Legal Rights covers:

1. What mental capacity means, and how it applies to decision-making

2. Your legal rights and decision-making with regard to your finances  

3. Your legal rights and decision-making with regard to your health care and personal matters

4. Your legal rights and responsibilities in relation to other matters including employment; superannuation; criminal responsibility; voting, driving; travel; and your Will