It is challenging to talk about end of life options with someone who already has dementia. If they are in the early to mid stages of dementia and are still mentally competent this article will help guide you to have better conversation with your loved one. Discuss how the person with dementia thinks about death. How do they see themselves passing? If a health directive has not been completed yet, it is essential to do so now. All wishes should be written down so that when the time comes, all of the loved ones and caregivers are on the same page.
Because my husband and I had so much conversation about his end of life choices, he had a peaceful passing.
Because my husband and I had so much conversation about his end of life choices, he had a peaceful passing. He had a thorough health directive at the time of his death. He had the Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Advance Directive (End of Life WA state). We were well informed. Different states have different requirements for end of life papers. There are many sites that will help you find the right directive for you in your state.