In Australia, dementia is the second leading cause of death. Almost 1 in 10 Australians over 65 are living with the disease and there’s no cure.
Currently, Dementia Australia estimates 49% of people with dementia have not completed any type advance care planning.
Advance care planning allows dementia patients to take control of their future. It addresses areas such as carers, lifestyle and personal choices as well as end of life care choices. Advance Care Planning Australia provides information, fact sheets and forms on their website as to how and where to start. Help is also available from professionals such as your solicitor or financial adviser.
Being prepared takes away the stress on your loved ones, ruling out any doubt as to your values, wishes and expectations.
If you need advice, please schedule an appointment to discuss how Paxton Bridge can support you in your approach.
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