People with dementia can put plans in place now that will be helpful in the future. This includes thinking about housing options for when living alone isn't possible.
Use this template, created by Alzheimer's Society, to write an advance decision to refuse treatment.
Here's a list of organisations and resources for advance decisions and advance statements that you may find useful.
If you have dementia, you may wish to make an advance statement to express your wishes, feelings and values. Find out why you might make one and how they are different to advance decisions.
As well as making an advance decision, you might have made or be thinking about making a Lasting power of attorney (LPA) for health and welfare.
If you change your mind about your advance decision, you can review and make changes to this document.
Let people know that you have an advance decision and where to find the document. You should make copies of it for people close to you.
Read our advice on how to make an advance decision if you have dementia, who you should talk to about it, and what to include when writing it.
Advance decisions can be used to refuse treatment when you no longer have capacity. Find out if they are legally binding, why you might make one, what treatments you can refuse, and what an advance decision cannot do.
When you have dementia, planning ahead may include writing an advance decision or advance statement. You can use these to make decisions about care and treatment in the future.
There are different places a person with dementia may be discharged to after a stay in hospital. This will depend on their needs. There are also various options available if the person needs care and support after leaving hospital.
Some people with dementia who have coronavirus will go into hospital for treatment. When this happens, decisions about their care will need to be made – sometimes quite quickly and over the phone. Our advice includes topics that you might find upsetting, but we hope it will help you prepare for these discussions.
There are different types of deputyship. This page will tell you about the differences between them.