Advance Care Planning + Dementia
Advance Care Planning is a process that takes time and active reflection. With a diagnosis of dementia, it gets more difficult to reflect on goals for end-of-life care. ACP+D presentations are designed to educate people who have either received a diagnosis of dementia or are caring for someone who has. We’ll cover
- the importance of starting ACP early
- the critical role a health care agent will play throughout the journey
- how to match goals for care with stages and symptoms of the disease
- forms to help you start the conversation
- how to be a strong advocate for yourself & your loved one
Participants will receive a folder with helpful resources and two official forms to complete the ACP process.
This workshop is led by Adrienne Doucette and Denise Weeks.
Adrienne Doucette is an educator, a trained Advance Care Planning facilitator, and a Hospice volunteer. She brings her expertise and compassion to help adults think through their end-of-life options and complete their Advance Directives. She is passionate about the important process of making ones wishes known at the end of life, especially when there is a diagnosis of dementia.
Denise Weeks received training as an Advance Care Planning facilitator through the Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement (WAHA). She is the author of Mantra: Repetition in the Land of Alzheimer’s, about giving care to her mother with Alzheimer’s disease, and she is co-leader of a local support group for adult children caring for a parent with dementia.