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Arrangements after Death

Introduction

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Arrangements after death are emotional tasks that are often done when you are least able to think about such decisions.  Some people choose to make arrangements in advance.  Then, at death there is time to visit with family and begin mourning without worrying about organizational details.  For other people, making arrangements in advance seems too final an action and it is important to enjoy the time with the person living with dementia.  (Extracted from:  A Caregiver's Guide: A Handbook About End-of-Life Care)

Learning Objectives

When you have completed this session, you will be able to:

  • Describe the arrangements that need to be completed after death occurs.
  • Understand the duties of an Executor of an estate.
  • Define "probate" and when it is needed.

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Summary

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Congratulations!  You've successfully completed Session 17.

In this session you learned about the arrangements that need to be completed after death occurs.  You also explored the duties of an Executor of an estate and the probate process.

The Alzheimer Society in your community can provide educational resources to help you learn more about the disease, referrals to help you access the practical support you need, and one-on-one and group support to help you cope with the emotional impact of the disease.  Contact your local Alzheimer Society today.

Note: This online version of the Seeds of Hope Family Learning Series provides guidance but it is not intended to replace the advice of a health care professional.  Consult your health care provider about changes in the person's condition, or if you have questions or concerns.