As we have learned more about dementia over the last few decades, most of the news has not been good. We have heard that dementia is playing a larger role in our elders' lives, mostly because they are living longer than ever before. And while we are gaining insights into the medical causes and effects of dementia, there is still no cure.
Many people don't think about estate planning until fairly late in their life, because they don't see the need for estate planning at a younger age. What most people do not want to acknowledge is the fact that they could be seriously injured and incapacitated at an unexpected time. If this were to happen, having a guardian in place to make decisions for you is extremely important.