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Planning Ahead - End of Life Care and Support

This section is designed to help you find information about end of life care and support. Topics include:

  1. Considerations for end of life care and support
  2. Types of end of life care
  3. Providing support in the later stages of the disease

Each topic also outlines frequently asked questions and answers. If you are looking for more information on a certain topic, within and at the end of each section you will also be able to access helpful links and websites.

It is important when living with dementia or supporting someone with dementia, to consider options for the future early in the disease process. This includes care and support options for later stages of the disease. Having these difficult yet important discussions early in the process allows the person with dementia the opportunity to indicate their preferences for future care while they are able. Some people choose to receive care in their home until the end, whereas others will choose placement in a nursing home or long term care home. Either way, end of life care is important to talk about as a family.

[This page updated on December 13, 2012]
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