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Allowing for A Natural Death – Alzheimer’s Living Will Fading Memories: Alzheimer's Caregiver Support

    • Self-Improvement

We never know when it's our time for death. In just over four years, or 2025, the first of over 77 million baby boomers will turn 80. Our 8th decade is when frailty becomes common; memory loss affects 25% of us, and most will need help to get through the day.



Dementia and other diseases can affect personality, turning warm and friendly people argumentative, anxious, and self-centered. Dementia is not an individual tragedy. It is a family illness, rippling out in ever-widening circles that affect finances, cause physical burden, exhaustion, and anticipatory grief.



The pace of dementia moves so slowly that many linger in lockdown residences. Stolen from them is the option of natural death. Factors involved in this situation happen organically and without malice; Ill-conceived medical interventions, the need for care companies to break even, and families who are unwilling or unable to understand how to allow for a natural death.



There is a way to have our wishes known even if dementia makes it impossible for us to communicate them when needed. An Alzheimer's living will is a supplement to your advanced medical directive. It specifies how you want to be cared for if and when certain physical situations present themselves.



Get Your Alzheimer's Living Will

Related Episode

Caregiver Grief - A Practical Discussion

Transcript

Help Support Fading Memories

We have partnered with Caregiver Chronicles to bring you a comprehensive 8-week course. This course covers diagnosis to transition. To learn more or to sign up go HERE



 



Some details about the course.



Payment options include: PayPal or Venmo @dryvette-jackson

Join Fading Memories On Social Media!

If you've enjoyed this episode, please share this podcast with other caregivers!  You'll find us on social media at the following links.



Facebook    Instagram    Twitter



Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel. There you can see me in "action" and watch the bonus videos I share.



Want to learn from Jennifer in person (or virtually)? Wherever you'd like a training session, Jen is available. Contact her at fadingmemoriespodcast@gmail.com

We never know when it's our time for death. In just over four years, or 2025, the first of over 77 million baby boomers will turn 80. Our 8th decade is when frailty becomes common; memory loss affects 25% of us, and most will need help to get through the day.



Dementia and other diseases can affect personality, turning warm and friendly people argumentative, anxious, and self-centered. Dementia is not an individual tragedy. It is a family illness, rippling out in ever-widening circles that affect finances, cause physical burden, exhaustion, and anticipatory grief.



The pace of dementia moves so slowly that many linger in lockdown residences. Stolen from them is the option of natural death. Factors involved in this situation happen organically and without malice; Ill-conceived medical interventions, the need for care companies to break even, and families who are unwilling or unable to understand how to allow for a natural death.



There is a way to have our wishes known even if dementia makes it impossible for us to communicate them when needed. An Alzheimer's living will is a supplement to your advanced medical directive. It specifies how you want to be cared for if and when certain physical situations present themselves.



Get Your Alzheimer's Living Will

Related Episode

Caregiver Grief - A Practical Discussion

Transcript

Help Support Fading Memories

We have partnered with Caregiver Chronicles to bring you a comprehensive 8-week course. This course covers diagnosis to transition. To learn more or to sign up go HERE



 



Some details about the course.



Payment options include: PayPal or Venmo @dryvette-jackson

Join Fading Memories On Social Media!

If you've enjoyed this episode, please share this podcast with other caregivers!  You'll find us on social media at the following links.



Facebook    Instagram    Twitter



Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel. There you can see me in "action" and watch the bonus videos I share.



Want to learn from Jennifer in person (or virtually)? Wherever you'd like a training session, Jen is available. Contact her at fadingmemoriespodcast@gmail.com

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