Do I really need a Will?

Yes! Everyone should have a Will. If you die intestate without a Will, the law decides who is to inherit your estate and the law does not always get it right. It can take much longer and cost more to wind up your estate if you don’t have a Will.

I’ve got a Will already. Can I update it to include Alzheimer Scotland?

Yes. You can add a codicil for any minor changes to your Will, including the addition of a charity close to your heart. When you speak to your solicitor they will advise you if a codicil is the best option.

Do I need to take anything when I meet with my solicitor?

Yes. All you need is our name (Alzheimer Scotland Action on Dementia), address (160 Dundee Street, Edinburgh, EH11 1DQ) and Scottish charity number (SC022315). Your solicitor will do the rest.

Will my Gift stay in Scotland?

Yes. All funds gifts received by Alzheimer Scotland bring us closer to making sure nobody in Scotland faces dementia alone.

Does it have to be a large legacy to really make a difference?

No. Each and every gift can make a positive difference to the lives of people living with dementia and their families.  While a few of the legacies we receive each year are large ones, the majority are not, and it is what these gifts achieve together that makes them so crucial and so very much appreciated.