The Longer We Live, the Greater the Chances are of Becoming Incapacitated
It's a frightening thought: The longer we live, the greater the chances are of becoming incapacitated. It's one more reason the attorney's at Rusconi, Foster and Thomas say an estate plan is critical.
There are the sudden and dramatic cases of incapacity, like stroke or coma. But there is another case that can be much more challenging: the gradual and often heart-wrenching incapacity associated with dementia.
1 in 4 People are Diagnosed with Dementia
The Alzheimer's Association says that one in four people will be diagnosed with dementia. So it's important - critical really - to be prepared.
Planning for death is more straightforward, and many people work with an experienced estate planning attorney to lay out their wishes. But that's not the case for incapacity. And the attorney's at Rusconi, Foster and Thomas want you to know they're right here, in the Bay Area, to help you.
Anyone May Become Incapacitated
But remember we are not just talking about the elderly. Anyone over the age of 18 is considered an adult in the eyes of the law, and they also need a plan in case of sudden incapacity.
The key is to act now - before something serious happens, and legally your hands are tied. Call Rusconi, Foster and Thomas today.
Planning for Incapacity
Estate planning is not just about planning for death. It really must include good planning for incapacity. This article about Sumner Redstone is a prime example of the problems that can occur when an estate plan does not take incapacity into account:
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