There may come a day when it is impossible for you to speak for yourself. Careful planning while you are at full capacity is the best way for your wishes to be carried out when you are not able to convey your feelings and desires.
Something that may be obvious but is not often considered sufficiently is the importance of sleep.
Of course, sleep is essential for everyone. It allows the body and the mind to recharge at the end of every day. Insufficient sleep results in the body and brain not functioning properly. Understanding the signs that you are not getting adequate sleep are, therefore, critical.
Whom can you trust when you cannot make decisions for yourself? Adult children, trusted friends or a legal professional could work, but the selection process must be done carefully. While not frequent, criminal cases based on misuse of a power of attorney do occur.