Compassion and Choices https://compassionandchoices.org now offers two excellent and customizable online dementia tools.
The Dementia Values and Priorities Online Tool allows users to create a Dementia Healthcare Directive to add to a standard advance directive. This empowers healthcare proxies to implement end-of-life decisions free of doubt on a patient’s behalf in the future. I can’t tell you how important that was to me and Richard. https://values-tool.compassionandchoices.org
The Dementia Decoder lets users identify the current stage of a dementia diagnosis, specify what they hope to achieve from an upcoming clinical appointment and customize a list of helpful questions. Users can print or email the resource to their provider and/or family members in advance of an appointment. I know from my own experience that planning ahead and agreeing questions in advance is critical. It’s so easy to forget important topics without a written list. https://diagnosisdecoder.org
When you or your loved one are faced with dementia, every helpful tool and bit of information makes a positive difference. Check out these links to learn if they’re fit for your toolbox.
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