Monday, December 3, 2012

Free Webinar on December 4 on Advance Care Planning for Dementia

The American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging and the Administration on Aging are co-sponsoring a free webinar for legal and aging professionals on December 4 at 2:00 PM EST. The webinar is intended to talk through what is important for your clients with Alzheimer’s and related dementias.  It is called “Advance Care Planning with People with Dementia.” 

The webinar aims to develop dementia capable legal professionals. It is open to any law or aging professional.   

Participants will learn about:
• Characteristics and types of dementia
• Essentials of advance planning for health care and financial needs
• Counseling clients with dementia
• Drafting accountability into planning documents
• Risks of abuse, neglect and exploitation in drafting and reviewing documents for persons with dementia
• Best practices for attorneys

Presenters include Charlie Sabatino and David Godfrey of the ABA Commission on Law and Aging and Jane Tilly, DrPH, Office of Supportive and Caregiver Services, Administration on Aging/Administration for Community Living.

Here is a link to more information/sign up:

This webinar is part two of the AoA/ABA Legal Resources and Alzheimer’s Webinar Series, covering legal issues of people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. No CLE or CEU credits are provided as part of this free webinar series.

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