Increase in dementia expected to lead to more will contests

According to this article from the UK:

Experts believe the number of dementia sufferers will increase sharply in coming decades, mainly because of an ageing population, with one in three over-65s dying with the condition. Law practitioners are now concerned this could mean more wills will be contested by family members who may argue that the sufferer did not know what they were doing when making changes.

It should surprise nobody that the aging population and increase in the diagnosis of dementia will lead to more will contests, in Texas and elsewhere.  A testator suffering from alzheimers or other forms of dementia doesn't necessarily lack testamentary capacity.  But it certainly provides good ammunition to a contestant.  (photo credit)North Texas Will Contest Attorneys