Martin: ‘Finance must be more dementia-friendly’
Martin Lewis, founder and chair of MoneySavingExpert.com, said: “Life does not end with a diagnosis of dementia, and by allowing those diagnosed to manage their finances without worry, or by helping those helping them, it leaves them supported to live well for as long as possible.
“I’d urge our financial services industry to continue to get even more dementia-friendly too – this is in everyone’s interest. What is needed is reasonable adjustments to products and services, language and communications to dismantle the money-management barriers for those with dementia. Plus we need to ensure that those helping someone else by operating through a Power of Attorney find it easy to open new accounts, and operate them without any discrimination or difficulty.
“Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia-Friendly Finance and Insurance Guide outlines simple steps that will ensure the industry understands more about dementia and can support the growing number of people affected. We know there is increasing will there from the industry – the hope is this guide will show them the way.”