Just after the Care4U conference, and just after comparing the need to be prepared for bad weather with the need for people with dementia to be prepared for declining health I saw the following tweet by LTCA of Manitoba.
RT @LTCAManitoba: With winter weather coming, are you prepared for an emergency? ow.ly/ePND
In this short video clip with Dr Romayne Gallagher she discusses the importance of families talking with one another about their personal values, their wishes for care during the living-dying process. Romayne reflects on the importance of asking the question “What would Dad want”. She discusses advance care planning as an ongoing conversation. Romayne also shares research and some of the challenges families face when making decisions for loved ones.
A good video for anyone who is ill, as well as for family members and professional caregivers.