Get the answers to the most common questions about dementia.
Is there a cure for Alzheimer’s disease?I always forget where I leave my keys. Does this mean I have dementia?Someone in my family has dementia. Does this mean I will get dementia too?Can a person die from dementia?Can my family doctor diagnose Alzheimer’s disease?Can I get dementia if I’m under 65?Is there a difference between Alz…
Decisions regarding health care, personal care, and limited legal affairs
Refusal or consent to life-support treatment and care
Consent to less common medical procedures/treatment
Consent to treatment the adult approved while capable but, since losing capacity, has refused consent
Deciding on living arrangements for the adult, including choosing a care facility
ADVANCE CARE PLANNING TOOLS
Following are some of the tools available to British Columbians.
Power of Attorney
A Power of Attorney allows a capable adult to appoint a person or persons to handle his or her financial and legal matters in the event the adult is unable to do so or needs assistance. The document also specifies whether those individuals are allowed to act separately or are required …
Why Advance Care Planning is Important
One of the most important and caring things people can do for themselves—and their loved ones—is to prepare in advance for a time when they may not be able to express their own needs and wishes.
Expressing and legally documenting preferences and instructions can protect individuals and their families from financial abuse or exploitation. Designating heal…