Most of us don’t want to think about a future where we’re not fully ourselves. But many people at some point in their lives need help making decisions and managing their lives.
If there ever comes a time where you can’t act independently — for example, if you get dementia, or have a stroke or car accident — there are legal documents you can make beforehand to help you plan for what will happen. It’s very useful to have documents in place before you become incapable so that someone you choose has the right to help you make decisions or act for you as necessary. There are also documents you can make even if you’re already having difficulty managing some aspects of your life and your mental capability is in question.