After someone is first diagnosed with dementia, they might want to consider drawing up an advance decision. An advance care plan makes treatment preferences known in case the person with dementia is unable to do so in the future.
Subjects covered by an advance decision can include:
-what treatment the person with dementia would consider having, and in what circumstances
-what types of treatment the person with dementia would never wish to have, no matter the circumstances
-what type of end of life care the person with dementia would wish to have – for example, being resuscitated by artificial means, such as lung failure and deciding whether to have a breathing tube inserted into the neck
The care team supporting the person with dementia can provide more information and advice about advance decisions.
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