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?

Start by getting four FREE items:

  1. “Case Study” of Casey Kasem. One in a series of real–life cases showing how certain strategies may make a huge difference.
  2. Instructions to send us your Living Will for our no obligation, FREE professional evaluation and what we do/don’t cover.
  3. Also useful: Use this link to obtain a copy of the Dr. Douglas Scharre's SAGE test, which can privately indicate the possibility of Mild Cognitive Impairment or Early Dementia:
  4. Worried about your risk of reaching Advanced Dementia? Answer these 20 questions; then read our recommendations.

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Caring Advocates’ Planning Professionals can help you create

“A Seat at the Table.”

a seat at the table

Suppose someday, a serious illness prevents you from being able to speak for yourself. Then you will have two complementary ways to express your wishes:

(A) The legally valid, clear and specific Living Will that you completed, signed, and had witnessed; and,  
(B) The video that you recorded on which you explain exactly why you feel certain wishes are so important.

When “that time” comes, your “Decision Team”— your physician, proxy/agent and perhaps family members and counselors—can compare your condition with your written Living Will and view your video recording.

“Plan Now, Die Later® to Live Longer” so you can attain these two goals: Eliminate or vastly reduce family conflict; and, Experience a peaceful, prompt, and private passing.

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.

Click here for article.

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.

I completed the "Natural Dying—Living Will" that his organization, Caring Advocates offers. Then I added my personalized version of the “Ironclad Strategy.” I now feel that others will honor my wishes after I lose the ability to independently eat and drink. So I do not need to hasten my dying now.

Michael Ellenbogen
Former member, Alzheimer's Association National Early-Stage Advisory Group