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If you have no close blood relatives, it makes sense to wonder what will happen when your health fails. Living Wills often aren't comprehensive enough to cover the range of issues you will be facing. Who can help you if you can no longer speak for yourself? Let's find out.
The family of an Alzheimer's patient who wanted a care facility to stop feeding her so she could die with dignity has lost their battle in B.C. Supreme Court. Margot Bentley's husband and d...
From my daughter: "I spent the first 12 ½ years of my life with a dad that made me the woman I am today. Even though he's gone and I miss him every day, I know he's with me because I wouldn't be me without him. I have now spent the last 11 years (and counting) with my step-dad and I couldn't have asked for anyone better."
For the caregiver an early diagnosis means time to digest the news, to understand and accept the mountain of responsibilities that lie ahead. Let us hope that this diagnosis comes when your loved one is still capable of participating in a discussion about the future. There is no right or wrong way to proceed -- just what is right for you and the patient.