As an Alzheimer’s caregiver, the responsibilities of understanding how to navigate the legal, financial, and health care of your loved one fall on you. If you’re not a lawyer these responsibilities can feel foreign and hard to understand. Below are four legal documents that you will need need to know to help your loved one living with Alzheimer’s.
When the time comes, these decisions can be hard for families to make so it is good to have a plan set in place beforehand so these things can be decided easier.
Living Will. This document will is needed to dictate how your loved one with Alzheimer’s disease wishes to be treated in certain medical situations. This document will be used when a doctor decides your loved one is no longer able to communicate their desires
regarding life-sustaining treatment. Sometimes depending on your state, a specific form may be required or it may be drafted by an attorney. Please check your local laws.
We know navigating these procedures can be complicated and are different for each individual.