Are these goals important to you?

  • To have a timely and peaceful transition?
  • To get complete relief from unbearable pain and suffering?
  • To avoid prolonged harm and burdens if you reach Advanced Dementia?
  • To have others honor your dignity and respect your privacy?
  • To protect your family members from stress and conflict?

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Helping dementia patients avoid premature death.

San Diego Union-Tribune, March 5, 2015. By Stanley A. Terman, PhD, MD

“How long do I have?” is question No. 1 after receiving a terminal diagnosis. If diagnosed with dementia, often the next is, “How can I avoid prolonged dying in advanced dementia?”

The movie “Still Alice” featured Julianne Moore in an Academy Award-winning performance portraying losses of memory, family, profession, independence, perhaps dignity and losing control over one’s destiny.

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What we do and why:

Our mission:

Caring Advocates’ clinical, legal, and pastoral professionals are dedicated to helping people attain peaceful and timely transitions.
Our Plan Now, Die Later™ strategic approach to Advance Care Planning effectively reduces prolonged suffering.
Confidence that others will honor their wishes lets patients decide to live longer.

Our means:

Caring Advocates’ clinical, legal, and pastoral health care professionals are dedicated to help you learn your end-of-life options, express your wishes strategically and, serve as your advocates so others DO honor your wishes.

Dr. Terman not only advised my mother about her end-of-life options, he also made her feel secure that she would not have to opt for premature dying to avoid getting stuck in a miserable state like dementia or stroke, in which she could no longer ask for treatment to stop. He called this the “Ironclad Strategy.” I’ll never forget how peaceful I felt as the three of us were “together” as Mom died. I was by her side, holding the phone that now connected my sister to Mom. Without Dr. Terman’s help, I doubt my sister would have ever have been able to make peace with Mom or feel peace with herself after Mom died. She has. We both have. My mother was able to die peacefully in her own bed with the undivided attention of her two closest relatives—her daughters. Who would not want that? I am so grateful that I fortunately found Dr. Terman to help us all attain a peaceful transition.

Ellen C. from Pasadena