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“Making this directive helped me and my family deal with issues we had never even considered.”

Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Mental Health Advance Directive

End of Life Washington and Lisa Brodoff, Esq, are pleased to present our Alzheimer’s and Dementia Mental Health Advance Directive.

Lisa Brodoff, Esq

Lisa Brodoff, Esq

This first-of-its-kind advance planning document allows people coping with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia to document their wishes about the inevitable challenges related to living with these illnesses. Even if this directive is not legal where you live, you can still use it to document your wishes and provide a guide for your family, health care providers, long-term care providers, and others.

Our directive is the culmination of more than a year of work by Seattle University Clinical Law Professor Lisa Brodoff, Esq, and End of Life Washington’s former Executive Director, Robb Miller. Reviewers included our Advisory Committee members, Elder Law Attorney, Christopher Henderson, Esq, Geriatric Social Worker, Carin Mack, ACSW, and individual, family, and group therapy provider, Jane Tornatore, PhD, LMFT.

This Advance Directive is endorsed by the Western and Central Washington State Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Completing this document with the help of professionals, such as a mental health professional, geriatric care manager, and/or an elder law attorney, is highly recommended.

This directive is also available by mail.

Alzheimer’s Association – Washington State Chapter

Please note: People with dementia are unable to qualify for the Death with Dignity Act because by the time they are eligible to receive a terminal diagnosis with a six-month prognosis, they are no longer deemed mentally competent.

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