Advance Directive Check-Up

A Message from Fearrington Cares

No one should receive less care than they desire when living with a disability or chronic condition. How much medical care would you want if you had Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia? Many of us have real concerns that cognitive decline might impair our last years, but advance directives or living wills typically do not document our wishes in this specific situation. Unfortunately, dementia is an important factor that prevents people from guiding their own care. If, when you review your own documents, you find you want to add specific directives for dementia, a form may be downloaded from the nonprofit website dementia-directive.org.