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Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress slowly and unpredictably, which makes it hard for families and even doctors to determine when to bring in hospice. These guidelines can help you decide if a loved one is a candidate for end-of-life care.

Whether you’ve been named as someone else’s power of attorney (POA) or you’re looking to appoint one for yourself, know what responsibilities and limitations come with this designation.

An advance directive is a legal document that identifies a person’s health care preferences in the event that they become unable to make decisions for themselves. Advance care planning provides invaluable guidance and peace of mind for family members.

Familiarize yourself with the basic legal documents and forms that seniors and their caregivers use to create cohesive legal, financial and medical plans for the future.

Known as advanced care planning, have a conversation with your elderly parents on wills, living trusts, health care proxies, etc. before they get sick.