Make Your Medical Decision Plan with Dr. Lamb - 8 week series
Make Confident Medical Decisions for your Loved One with Memory Impairment
Everyday Dr. Lamb cares for a person living with dementia in the ER. She sees their caregivers struggling to make decisions for them feeling unsure, overwhelmed and unprepared.
She has developed a course to teach caregivers what they need to know, in plain English, about the medical issues their person is most likely to face and then how these conditions are treated. They then turn this knowledge into a written treatment plan made for their person to fall back on when making decisions.
8 Week Program Goals
- Be able to confidently communicate your person’s goals with nurses, doctors, or anyone else caring for them.
- Know your person will receive the care they would want through understanding treatment options for the most common medical issues that happen in dementia and aging.
- Have created a written decision-making plan (100% adaptable overtime) using Dr. Lamb’s process for each medical issue you are likely to face.
Know if you come to the hospital or ER and are forced to make a quick decision, you have a plan and knowledge to do so confidently.
You’ll go from feeling worried about the unknown, to feeling informed and ready to act, allowing you to focus your time and attention on your person’s day-to-day needs and quality time together.
- Module 1 - Understanding your role as medical decision maker
- Module 2 - Things to act on and consider before creating a medical care plan
- Module 3 - Determining goals of care now and into the future
- Module 4 - Organizing the plan - A process for checking in & a framework for decision making
- Module 5 - Common medical issues in dementia
- Module 6 - Medical emergencies as we age
- Module 7 - Treatment options when someone is seriously ill
- Module 8 - Tools you can use to advocate for your person
This course runs from January 15th through March 10th. Each weekly module will open on Sunday for participants to access as needed. Virtual Q&A session will be held at the end of the week to review each module’s materials.
Attendees will be emailed directions to log-in after registering for the series. Optional final meeting in March will be held at Insight - Fairfax.
Cost for the full series is $250 per person. Dr. Lamb has partnered with Insight to provide scholarship for 10 people to attend for a reduced fee!
Dr. Brittany Lamb, ER physician, sees the overwhelm and frustrations people experience in having to make medical decisions unexpectedly. When not in the ER, Dr. Lamb supports and educates dementia caregivers, on the importance of, and how to, plan for future medical decisions.
This session is currently full. If you would like to be notified about future offerings, please contact Melissa!