The Remembrance and the Forgetting: Singapore’s Mental Capacity Act, Nine Years On
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Reading Time: 9 minutesIntroduction Like most developed nations, Singapore has a gradually aging population.[1] The proliferation of this new demographic profile raises a host of pressing issues, particularly that of rising incidences of dementia among the aged.[2] Given that many of those who might suffer from dementia will have accumulated considerable assets and are therefore at risk of […]

The Mental Capacity Act: A Guide
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Reading Time: 6 minutesScientific and medical advances in recent times have seen an increase in the life expectancy of humankind. However, what happens when our minds deteriorate faster than our bodies? This is a real challenge in modern society and is only set to become a more prevalent issue. According to data from Alzheimer’s Disease International 10/66 Dementia […]

Legal Planning for People with Dementia
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Reading Time: 10 minutesAsia Law Network recently held an FBLive session together with Project We Forgot to share legal planning practical tips on legal planning for caregivers to persons with dementia. Helmed by Chong Yue-En, a consultant with Dorothy Chai and Mary Ong Law Practice and Melissa Chan from Project We Forgot, they shared personal experiences and more […]

Why you might consider making a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) when making your will
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Reading Time: 7 minutesThree pillars to a strong and happy family Unity. Harmony. Clarity. These are the three pillars of a strong and happy family. Even when the family faces a crisis, e.g. when a member loses his mental capacity or passes away, having a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) in addition to a Will ensures that the […]