The Best Wat to Say Goodbye if Living With
End-of-Life Pain or Advanced Dementia
by S. Terman; youtube.com; 11/19/14
Why did Robin Williams commit suicide? How did Brittany Maynard time her choice to die? Did they, like other patients spend the money for high price to avoid Advanced Dementia or painful dying? Did they opt for hastened dying—to be sure they acted before they lost mental capacity?
Many believe you can find ONLY two options: premature dying (in order that they lose some joyful life) OR prolonged dying (so they really are forced to endure longer plus more suffering and burdens).
But there IS a third option also it makes this decision unnecessary, sad, and tragic: Diligent, strategic Advance Care Planning can effectively avoid prolonged dying should you have the “Dementia Fear” or “Loss of Capacity Fear.”
This unique approach to Advance Care Planning is called “Plan Now, Die Later to LIVE LONGER.” Patients can plan to live longer if they feel certain that others will honor their Living Wills because they will have pointless to die prematurely.
Poignant patients’ stories, with photos and videos, illustrate how such planning works. The goal to master from these patients how you can complete our personal EFFECTIVE plans.
* Robin Williams: Why did he commit suicide? Was a “key factor” experiencing hallucinations or another symptoms of early Lewy Body Dementia? Did he are afflicted by the “Dementia Fear”?
* Brittany Maynard: On her video, she states she fears her cancer will need away her autonomy. “The worst thing that could happen to me is the fact that I wait TOO LONG.” This video discusses what she could have considered to reduce her suffering and also to live so long as possible.
* Meryl Comer: As her husband’s caregiver, she considers herself a “POA” (Prisoner of Alzheimer’s). Since his diagnosis 20 years ago, NO professional ever advised Ms Comer regarding the ethically accepted method of “Substituted Judgment” to generate end-of-life decisions—let alone how using this method can be expanded on the “Consensus of Substituted Judgment,” which may be more accurate, less stressful, and potentially resolve conflicts.
* Margaret Bentley: Administrators of her residential care facility and the court would NOT HONOR her Living Will or her proxies/agents’ requests. The video explains how Living Wills can be diligently written.
* Casey Kasem: His final weeks were plagued with pain and family conflict that could have been avoided had he used his famous voice to make an audio or video recording where he might have strategically stated what he wanted and then explained why.
* Gillian Bennett: She might have suffered from the “Dementia Fear” that led her to prematurely commit suicide. She might have decided to live longer had she known about a effective, strategic want to implement Natural Dying AFTER she reached the stage of Advanced Dementia.
This video provides clinically useful information like:
* Definition of Natural Dying and why it is peaceful.
* Demonstration on completing a Living Will by looking into making “one decision at the same time.”
* How to setup a strategy to get relief from end-of-life PAIN.
* What to do if the loved one is experiencing Advanced Dementia—but had never completed a Living Will.