Reasons to choose Wilson Browne
21 September 2023 marks the 29th World Alzheimer’s Day (first declared in 1994).
This global initiative annually concentrates its efforts on raising awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive condition that affects multiple brain functions. It is the most common cause of dementia in the UK, with more than 920,000 people living with it.
World Alzheimer’s Day serves as a reminder of the importance of understanding, supporting, and advocating for individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
By coming together on this day, we take a collective step towards a world where Alzheimer’s disease no longer strips individuals of their memories, and towards hope of a cure. It is an opportunity to show support and improve the lives of Alzheimer’s patients and their families.
At Wilson Browne Solicitors, we have a dedicated team who specialise in Court of Protection matters. Many of our clients are living with dementia. We provide expert advice and assistance to many individuals who find themselves caring for someone else, such as an elderly or incapacitated family member.
The Court of Protection is responsible for making decisions on behalf of individuals who lack the mental capacity to make decisions regarding their property, finances, or personal welfare.
On World Alzheimer’s Day, there are several ways for you to get involved and make a difference:
- Share a social media post on 21 September with #WorldAlzheimersDay.
- Register to volunteer at a local Memory Walk.
- Organise or take part in a fundraising event.
- Donate to provide help and hope to people living with dementia.
Our team regularly get involved in fundraising. This year alone, we have hosted a coffee and cake morning, with the help of Clare Edwards and many others’ baking skills. We had a huge turnout from local care homes and colleagues to raise money.
We volunteered at a local authority care home to prepare their gardens for residents to enjoy over the summer, with the guidance of Rachel Hayes’ gardening expertise. Krishna Fatania is also participating in a skydive during World Alzheimer’s Month, and has raised over £1,000.00 for Alzheimer’s Society, thanks to the support of many, both inside and outside of work. All our team and front house staff, as well as several members of the firm are ‘dementia friends’, through an Alzheimer’s Society initiative.
Wilson Browne Solicitors can help with various aspects of Court of Protection cases, including making applications to the Court of Protection to appoint someone to manage a person’s financial affairs.
We can assist with challenging care home funding arrangements and other related issues and offer all round advice for those acting as deputies and attorneys to fulfil their responsibilities.
Our head of team, Vicki Pearce, is a Partner and Solicitor with over 19 years of qualified experience. Vicki is appointed on the professional panel of deputies and acts as deputy for several of our clients. She ensures that she has a team who are committed in helping their clients living with dementia on a day-to-day basis.
We use our knowledge and experience in all interactions to communicate compassionately, understand their needs and help them to live their lives in line with past wishes and feelings where possible.