Updated: May 6, 2019
People with advancing dementia lose the ability to make decisions for themselves. Their families need to make medical decisions for them.
Giving family members guidance about what kind of care you’d want if you were to develop worsening dementia can ease the burden of their decision making and make you feel more secure that you’ll receive the care that you would want.
Here is a Dementia-specific Advance Directive download that allows you to map out your care and medical intervention plan should you or a loved one become ill with dementia in the future.