The National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center just announced the availability of new, free resources to help caregivers and people living with dementia with advanced planning.
Advance planning empowers people to make their own decisions about important topics like finances, health care, and living arrangements before the need arises. Despite this, most people living with dementia have not created advance directives. Check out free NADRC guides available here.
The NADRC created a series of consumer guides to help people living with dementia and their family members or other care partners know what to plan for and how to get started. The guides cover 4 topics: 1) health care planning; 2) financial planning; 3) care planning; and 4) supporting someone living with dementia in making decisions.
Grantees, their partners, and other providers serving older adults are encouraged to distribute these guides to their local communities and professional networks. The NADRC also created a version of these guides for organizations to co-brand with their logos.
Interested organizations can consult the instructions and guidelines available on the NADRC website.