Dementia is rarely reversible, but sometimes a diagnosis can be wrong, or the incapacity is temporary, such as when someone is disoriented while ill and hospitalized. If you believe the diagnosis was in error, it would make sense for your loved one to have an evaluation conducted by a neuropsychologist. If they agree with you, you can then present the results to the court and ask to have the guardianship removed. An elder law attorney can represent you in these proceedings.
Protecting Your Estate and Your Health after a Dementia Diagnosis
Learn more about dementia and how to prepare after a diagnosis. Read this article on early-stage Alzheimer’s and dementia, incapacity, powers of attorney, and other legal documents that can help throughout the progression of the disease. Contact an elder law attorney near you.
Harry S. Margolis practices elder law, estate, and special needs planning in Boston and Wellesley, Massachusetts. He is the founder of ElderLawAnswers.com and answers consumer questions about estate planning issues here and at AskHarry.info.