The Kansas City Star recently devoted a column to Marty Schottenheimer, and his family’s support as he adjusts to life with Alzheimer’s. Coach Schottenheimer was diagnosed with the disease in his late 60’s, but continues an active life, with the assistance of his wife, son, and daughter-in-law. The column is a reminder that multiple family members often play a supportive role as health and cognitive abilities start to become an issue. We like to believe that estate planning needs have been addressed when we execute powers of attorneys in favor of our spouse. But, as Marty’s story suggests, children often serve a supporting role as well. Consequently, multiple powers of attorney documents may be needed, and frequently, with children serving different roles. One child may be better suited for assisting with financial issues, and another for health care issues.