What is a Living Will?

What is a Living Will?

You may have heard the terms living will or advanced directive, and wondered just what they mean. Simply put, it’s a legal document specifying what actions you want taken related to your health, if you’re incapacitated or otherwise unable to communicate your decisions to your health care providers directly. It’s really something you ought to make time to do, and a copy should be provided to your regular physicians. It’s a good idea to make a card listing their names and phone numbers to keep in your wallet. In the event you are unexpectedly hospitalized, your physicians can be contacted and will be able to provide a copy of your living will/advanced directive, as well as information on your medical condition and any medications you’ve been prescribed.

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Coping With A Diagnosis Of Dementia

Coping With A Diagnosis Of Dementia

Contrary to what you may think, dementia isn’t a disease. It’s a set of symptoms that affect memory, social skills, and thinking, enough to impact daily life. Many people think memory loss is one of the major symptoms of dementia. While it’s true that memory loss is a factor, it’s only one piece of a complicated puzzle. And, just because you’re becoming more forgetful, doesn’t mean you actually have dementia. Some memory loss is an inevitable result of the aging process for everyone.

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