As a caregiver discussing your loved one’s care and treatment preferences in advance can help you and the person prepare for the future. Starting the conversation early is especially important if the person has been diagnosed with a condition that affects their cognitive health, such as Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. Use these tips to help prepare for the discussion.

Advance Care Planning and Health Care Decisions: Tips for Caregivers and Families | National Institute on Aging (