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'The Best Way To Say Goodbye… If You Will Live With Advanced Dementia Or In Extreme Pain'

San Diego Central Library: March 26, 2015

Free public lecture on a topic that could affect any of us: "The Best Way to Say Goodbye… if you will live with Advanced Dementia or in extreme pain"

Questions to be answered:
• Is there a solution to the “Still Alice” dilemma?
• How could Casey Kasem have made sure his final weeks would not be plagued with pain & family conflict?
• Did Robin Williams commit suicide due to fear of Advanced Dementia?
• Did Brittany Maynard hasten her dying to fear of future unbearable pain?
• People do hasten their dying because they fear total dependency, suffering, indignity, and huge burdens in Advanced Dementia. But would they still decide to lose months to years of enjoyable life—if they were informed about a plan that could let them die after they reach Advanced Dementia… if the criteria was simply this: Enough suffering, as they define it?

Topics to be covered:
A. Why most living wills cannot succeed in attaining the goal of a peaceful and timely transition.
B. Why some future caring physicians will not adequately treat chronic pain in dementia patients.
C. How strategies make sure your future physicians will honor your specific end-of-life wishes.
D. How to prevent others from overriding your wishes—if you no longer can speak for yourself.
E. How can Living Wills can allow you a timely dying from your disease—even if you have “No Plug to Pull”.

Caring Advocates’ team of clinical, legal and pastoral professionals inform people about the “Plan Now, Die Later™. . . to Live Longer” approach to Advance Care Planning. They help people learn and memorialize their end-of-life wishes; make their wishes known to future physicians; and advocate others honor those wishes.

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