In this series of videos General practitioner Dr Dimity Pond speaks about capacity, the role of health professionals, and the benefits of knowing your client wishes. While Kathy Williams and Imelda Gilmore from the Consumer Dementia Research Network provide valuable insight from their experiences with loved ones with dementia.
Staying in control
In this introductory video Kathy William speaks about how planning ahead enabled her mother to remain in control after a diagnosis of dementia.
Standing in a person’s shoes as a substitute decision maker
In this video Kathy Williams speaks about substitute decision making and how to 'stand in the persons shoes' as a substitute decision maker and make the decisions that the person would make if they were able to.
Planning ahead including advance care planning and why it is important
General practitioner Dr Dimity Pond talks about planning ahead and what types of planning are important. This message is supported by carers Kathy Williams and Imelda Gilmore who speak about their experiences and how planning ahead was important to them when caring for loved ones with dementia.
Knowing the person's wishes and choices as a substitute decision maker
Kathy Williams and Imelda Gilmore speak about how knowing the person’s wishes and what is important to them helps in decision making about future lifestyle, care, and health decisions.
How can planning ahead including advance care planning help carers of loved ones with dementia?
In this video the importance of conversations and knowing the person wishes about future lifestyle, care, health and financial decisions is discussed.
Decision making capacity and people with dementia
Dr Dimity Pond talks about decision making capacity in people with dementia. She discusses how capacity can vary depending on the complexity of the decision needing to be made and how to determine if someone has capacity.
Who can assist a person with advance care planning?
General practitioner, Dr Dimity Pond talks about the different professionals who can have a role in prompting planning ahead within the course of their client interactions.
How to ensure advance care planning documents are available when needed
Dr Dimity Pond talks about the storage of advance care planning documents and how to ensure they are available when needed.
Advance care plans can assist health professionals in their patient care
General practitioner, Dr Dimity Pond speaks about the benefit of advance care planning and knowing your patient’s wishes about their future care.