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People in the early stages of dementia should be supported to make as many decisions as possible to ensure their future care and support best matches what they would want. Care planning is an important conversation to have, and it should be an ongoing discussion. Proper planning can help to ensure that the wishes of the individual affected will be honored, and to provide peace of mind for loved ones during a difficult time.

Here are a few resources that can assist families with the advance care planning process:

American Bar Association Toolkit for Health Care Advance Planning >
This toolkit contains 9 separate documents, each designed to help you with a specific part of the advance health care planning process.

Advance Care Planning in Early Stage Dementia >
This comprehensive resource provides valuable insight and guidance on how to begin the process of advance care planning when you or a loved one has been diagnosed with dementia.

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