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New Tip sheet: Advance Care Planning

Advance care planning is important for adults at any age. It involves sharing and discussing potential decisions about medical care should you become seriously ill or unable to communicate your wishes. This could happen due to an emergency or at the end of life. Preparing for your care in advance can help ensure you getContinue reading “New Tip sheet: Advance Care Planning”

Advance Planning Advice for People with Alzheimer’s

Are you or a loved one dealing with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis? Check out this advice from the National Institute on Aging to make sure appropriate legal and financial plans are in place: Start discussions early. The rate of decline differs for each person with Alzheimer’s disease, and his or her ability to be involved in planning will declineContinue reading “Advance Planning Advice for People with Alzheimer’s”

Public Health and Advanced Care Planning for Persons Living with Dementia

  Advance care planning and end-of-life care are increasingly being considered public health issues in the United States. The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials recently released Advance Care Planning for Alzheimer’s Patients as a Public Health Issue, an issue brief that identifies the role of state health departments, public health agencies, and healthcare workforceContinue reading “Public Health and Advanced Care Planning for Persons Living with Dementia”