Ocean County Library Virtual Program To Address Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias

February 10, 2021

TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Library will facilitate a virtual presentation regarding practical, therapeutic and care-related planning on behalf of those with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, 3 PM Wednesday, March 10. 

“Legal, Financial and Ethical Care Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias” is open to all who register by March 9. Registrants will receive a link to the Zoom discussion via email. 

Leading the discussion will be Program Coordinator Nicolette Vasco and Director of Programs and Services Robyn Kohn, of the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter; and elder care attorney Melissa Abu-Adas, Esq. 

A question-and-answer session will follow the program. Topics include: 

Legal and medical instructions and advanced directives, legal declarations (guardianship and conservatorship) and documentation, the role of legal advisors, and how to access their services 

Financial instructions, directives, documentations, means of paying for long term care, the role of financial advisors, and how to access their services 

Ethical issues surrounding decision making for care, including truth in diagnosis, therapeutic goals and aggressive care, legal capacity, personhood and autonomy 

Registration is required for this free virtual program. Register at www.theoceancountylibrary.org/events.

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