Advice

Essential creative advice from the best crowdsource in the world: People like you.

Who decides when your health is at stake?

Who decides when your health is at stake?

by STEPHANIE ERICKSON
Contributor

How many times have you heard someone say, “I wouldn’t want to be kept alive if I were like that.”

Or, “Where is his quality of life?” I hear this from families who are caring for someone with Dementia as they watch their loved one disengage from what they define as “life”. Quality of life discussions are also present in situations in which someone is terminally ill or living with a chronic and painful illness. So what is quality of life? Who measures it? What can we do to achieve this for ourselves and for the loved ones for whom we are caring? Today’s guest on Caregivers’ Circle, Dr. David Alfandre M.D.joins me in discussing the ethical implications and family dynamics surrounding quality of life.

View all Alz Live Audio View Alz Live’s SoundCloud Channel



About the author

Stephanie Erickson

Read All Articles by Stephanie Read More Read Less

You might also enjoy:

How to Understand What’s Important in Research Related to Alzheimer’s Disease

There is always new and interesting research being conducted and published related to Alzheimer’s…

Ask the expert: communication is not always about talking

One of the misconceptions of dementia is that as the condition progresses, communication is entirely…

Check out the Auntie-Ji of dementia websites

Swapna Kishore is on a mission to bring caregiving help and advice to the country of India, where as…

Diagnosing Dementia

We hear the terms Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy Body, etc. and wonder, what are the differences…

comments powered by Disqus