809 sign up for Portugal’s “living wills”

809 sign up for Portugal’s “living wills”

Six months on since the introduction of living wills and Portugal is gathering signatories. According to the latest statistics, there are now 809 people who have signed these documents which say what they will allow and what they won’t in the event of incapacitating illness.

The majority of those signed up are women over the age of 65 – and most of them live in the Lisbon/Vale do Tejo health district.

For more information on this legal form of registering one’s “dying wishes”, see: https://www.portugalresident.com/living-wills-%E2%80%93-a-reality-from-next-year