Posts Tagged ‘Healthcare Proxy’

Getting Your Affairs in Order, Even with Dementia

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Families often ask what they need to do to get their affairs in order, especially after receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or other form of cognitive impairment.  The key documents authorize specific people or institutions to take care of your finances or make medical decisions when you are unable Read More…

How to Be a Great Patient Advocate

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One of the key responsibilities of those who care for people with dementia is to interface with their physicians. As health care becomes more complex and office visits are often brief, all patients need to communicate effectively and actively participate in care planning. The increasing reliance on educated and empowered Read More…

Complexities of Health Care Proxies Part II

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Congratulations if you have designated a health care proxy. But don’t think that you are finished with the difficult work of end of life planning.

The Theoretical Versus The Actual

Most of us  will sign health care proxies while we are healthy.  We don’t have Read More…

The Complexities of Health Care Proxies – Part I

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Juhan Sonin_PicThere is a push to encourage everyone to sign a health care proxy. For good reason. Medicine is increasingly able to prolong life, but not always quality life.  Over treatment and under treatment concerns Read More…

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