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Dementia – A Legal Perspective

Jun 13, 2014

Home Instead Senior Care in Ballsbridge recently hosted a talk on the legal aspects associated with caring for person with dementia. With an increasing number of people being diagnosed with dementia the importance of gaining relevant and practical information can not be over emphasised. Providing this information to health care professionals and personal caregivers is important to Home Instead.

Presented by Bernadette Parte, a solicitor with an expertise in Mental Health Law and Elder Law the Ballsbridge office welcomed health care professionals from eight primary care teams. 

Topics covered included:

  • The importance of making a will - including when a person has or has not capacity to make a will. 
  • Establishing an Enduring Power of Attorney – positive and negative considerations
  • Advanced care directives – advantages and limitations
  • Protecting and supporting vulnerable people in the community and the legislation that supports  them.
  • Disclosure and reporting – responsibility and protection for all


Following the talk there was a very lively and interactive question and answer session.


Pictured above is 
Karl Schutte, Managing Director of Home Instead Senior Care in Ballsbridge with Bernadette Parte, Solicitor with Parte & Associates.

For family caregivers seeking information and support on caring for a person with dementia, Home Instead Senior Care in Ballsbridge run information talks on the last Wednesday of every month.  If you would like to attend these free talks please call 01-6670911 to book a place or you can register online here.