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What if you develop dementia? Have a plan now

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Casey Martin
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KUOW
This advance directive covers treatment options at each stage of dementia.

What kind of medical care would you want if you had Alzheimer's -- or dementia?

That's an uncomfortable question -- but you might be better off answering it now before dementia comes on.

And there's a new tool to help you do that from an internist at UW Medicine.

It's tells your doctor and loved ones what kind of treatment you would want at each stage of dementia.

Dr. Barak Gaster created the dementia-specific advance directive and talks about why it’s important for families to have a plan in place. 

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