Think Ahead

What if a day comes when you are unable to make decisions for yourself?

What if you are suddenly taken ill, are involved in an accident or lose your ability to think clearly or independently?

How well do your closest family members or friends know your wishes?
Think Ahead is an idea that came from people like you from across Ireland. Regardless of your age, stage of life or level of health, it encourages you to:

• THINK about how well those close to you would know or understand your wishes if a time came when you could not speak for yourself because of illness.

• TALK about these wishes with those close to you and with professionals such as a GP, solicitor or accountant.

• TELL the most relevant people in your life about your wishes and record them so that they can be available if at some stage, for whatever reason, you are unable to speak for yourself.

RECORD and REVIEW.
To find out more about Think Ahead, click here

 

One Response to Think Ahead

  1. patrick joseph mc August 8, 2014 at 9:57 pm #

    Well done, I am just trying to get my head around an article for Siocháin on this matter. Things can be made much worse by ignoring reality or by consumed by fear. There are a number of very important bills before the awaiting passage in the Dail at the moment. Dr Twomey the Wexford T.D. has a bill on choosing one treatment on diagnosis based on his personal experience. The Assisted Decision Capacity Bill 2013 will hopefully make things cheaper and simpler and lessen the costly trips to the courts.

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