No one wants to "lose their marbles" and fortunately most of us will retain sufficient to manage our affairs until the end.
However if you lose capacity without a power of attorney, you lose control over who can manage your finances and make decisions as to your health and welfare. In essence, any friend or family member, and in many cases the local authority, will apply to the Court of Protection to manage your affairs. With the stakes so high, we think everyone should have one of these documents and we will be pleased to guide you and your chosen attorneys through the issues involved.
If you have any particularly strong views as to your medical treatment in the event you lose capacity, we can also advise on the creation of Living Wills.
Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss any of the issues raised above.