How to Prepare Advance Directive for your Loved Ones with Dementia with Dr. Brittany Lamb, MD

How to Prepare Advance Directive for your Loved Ones with Dementia with Dr. Brittany Lamb, MD

In this episode, Dr. Mike Chua is with Dr. Brittany Lamb. She is an ER doctor who helps people with dementia how to take care of their advance directives. They discuss the importance of having a clear plan when people can’t make important decisions for themselves and to talk about those hard conversations early on in life.

In this episode:
04:28 – Dr. Brittany talks a bit about her background and what she do.
05:53 – Why this niche?
08:43 – Dr. Brittany explains the importance of having a POA.
11:31 - When is the ideal age to prepare advance directives and/or a living will?
17:27 – Dr. Brittany discuss the importance of having “that” conversation.
20:30 – Dr. Brittany explains what palliative care is.
27:38 – What is Dr. Brittany’s biggest challenge in being an ER doctor and how does she handle it?
29:07 – Dr. Brittany talks about her program in helping people with dementia.
31:33 – Dr. Brittany’s words to the audience.

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About the Author

Dr Michael Chua is a physical therapist practising in Home Health, Skilled Nursing Facilities and Acute Care Hospital. His clinical interest involves pain management, geriatrics and dementia management. He enjoys treating patients and bringing out the best in them using positive treatment approaches, his dynamic work setting in a rural area provides an opportunity to treat a wide range from geriatrics to orthopaedics.

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