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 has accurately and respectfully presented the Catholic position(s). I agree with the values he holds most dear: To do everything possible to learn directly from the patient what she or he wants; and to appreciate that one of life’s greatest joys—to be heard and respected—is especially true for needy and vulnerable patients in the last chapter of their lives.

John Gillman, Ph.D., ACPE Supervisor of Clinical Pastoral Education; VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, San Diego, California