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Preparing for Changes Ahead


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This session includes the following parts:

Part 1:  Late Stage Dementia

Part 2:  Decision Making

Part 3:  Holding a Family Meeting

Part 4:  Managing Feelings

Part 5:  Staying the Course

Part 6:  Questions for Reflection

Part 7:  Questions Others Have Asked


Work through the various parts in the session at your leisure. Move from one part to another at your own pace and in the order that makes sense to you, based on your own needs and interests.

At any time, you may scroll to the Search bar and type a specific question or topic to learn more.


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In this session, you explored decision-making, holding a family tree, and managing feelings as you stay on course during this stage.


If you have further questions about any of the parts or ideas introduced in this session, you may scroll to the Search bar at the top of this page and type a specific question or topic.

Download and print a copy of the Care Partner Planning Checklist. Use this checklist as a guide to help plan ahead. Each activity listed in the checklist is a suggestion. The guide may not fully cover everything that applies to your own circumstances.

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 via our toll-free number 1-866-950-5465 or by email:


To continue your learning experience, move ahead to the next session where you will learn about strategies to maintain connection through this stage.


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 healthcare professional.  Consult your health care provider about changes in the person’s condition or if you have questions or concerns.