New MontGuide Explores Memory Loss Impacts on Legal & Financial Planning

New MontGuide Explores Memory Loss Impacts on Legal & Financial Planning

Montana State University Extension has released a 24-page document, “Health Care Power of Attorney and related documents for Montanans”, which includes a worksheet and forms to appoint a health care agent(s) and assist others in understanding your health care preferences. In addition, a new MontGuide that explores memory loss and its impact on estate planning and health care. The guide called, “Financial, Estate and Health Care Planning Documents for Montanans Concerned About Memory Loss,” explores financial; estate or legacy; and health care documents recommended by legal professionals and gives three examples of Montana couples who face memory loss. The MontGuide is a result of a recommendation from the Legal and Financial Committee of the Montana Alzheimer’s Workgroup. It discusses the financial, estate and legal documents necessary to deal with a diagnosis like early stage Alzheimer’s, with a focus on documents individuals need to sign while they still have the legal capacity to do so, says Marsha Goetting, MSU Extension family economics specialist. The MontGuide is a collaborative effort between Marsha and Ed Eck from the U of M School of law who co-authored the guide.

Copies of the MontGuide and Health Care power of attorney and related documents for Montanans can be downloaded from the homepage of this website https://mtalzplan.org/financial-estate-and-health-care-planning/

For those who do not have computer access, copies are available from MSU county Extension or reservation offices.