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Early Dementia & Treatment Choices at End of Life:  A New Advance Directive

June 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE NURSING SECTION

EARLY DEMENTIA AND TREATMENT CHOICES AT END OF LIFE:  A NEW ADVANCE DIRECTIVE

      June 6, 2018, 6-8 pm

Overview:   

As the incidence of dementia and Alzheimer’s increases in the U.S., in conjunction with longer life spans, there is growing awareness and desire by individuals and their families to make informed decisions while decision-making capacity is present. A new, unique advance directive will be presented, addressing end-of-life treatment choices designed for those with early dementia, including explicit instructions about assisted oral feeding, symptom management through hospice or palliative medical oversight, and a description of advanced dementia.  The historical context, clinical cases, and various challenges– cultural, familial, emotional, professional, legal–will be discussed by the presenter and respondents.

 

Presenter:

Judith Schwarz, RN, PhD, Clinical Director of End of Life Choices New York

Fellow, NY Academy of Medicine; Author, “Alzheimer’s Disease and Written

Directives to Withhold Oral Feedings: Clinical Challenges in NY State,” Seattle

 Journal for Social Justice, Spring 2017

Respondents:

Anne Kenny, MD, Professor Emerita of Medicine, University of Connecticut

Author, Making Tough Decisions About End-of-Life Care in Dementia, Johns

Hopkins University Press, 2018

 

David Hoffman, Esq., Lecturer in Bioethics, Columbia University

Clinical Instructor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Author, “HIPPA Insanity,” Voices in Bioethics, January 2015

 

**For a copy of the dementia directive, go to www.endoflifechoicesny.org

Registration is required.  Click here to register

Fellows, Members and Students: Free

Public Participants:  $15

Sponsors and Supporters:

Nursing Section, NY Academy of Medicine

Section on Healthy Aging, NYAM—to be invited

Psychiatric Section, NYAM—to be invited

Section on Social Work, NYAM—to be invited

End of Life Choices New York

Mr. Ralph B. Kelley, Dentons US, LLC

Venue

New York Academy of Medicine
1216 5th Avenue
New York, New York
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