Dementia care divides many families – from NBC

Dementia and how to care for the person who has dementia divides many families. Click on the following link for a good discussion about family dynamics and disagreements.  Estate planning documents can help avoid some of the issues – such as power of attorney, health care directive, living will, trust, and other documents.  Still disagreements and contests over who will be the decision maker and what care will be provided will persist. I’m reminded of a sibling family dispute case that I was involved in over Mom’s care, her diagnosis and prognosis, whether or not Mom could communicate by blinking her eyes, Mom’s wishes for her quality of life and care, and whether Mom would want to be or should be disconnected from the hospital machine support. Click on the following link for the NBC article, CLICK HERE

Dave Tate, Esq. (San Francisco and California)

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