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When should I talk to my grandparents about end of life decisions?
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: 65 year old plus
In clinical practice all patients 65 years old and above must have "advance directives" clarified before they present with a serious medical emergency.
Pcp's offered on the first appointment or during complete physical exams.

In brief: 65 year old plus
In clinical practice all patients 65 years old and above must have "advance directives" clarified before they present with a serious medical emergency.
Pcp's offered on the first appointment or during complete physical exams.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: End of life
As painful or difficult it is, the discussions should start as soon as you can.
Sometimes adding a neutral party (however you want to define that) is important and can ease things. Even working with a trained attorney that is familiar in these issues is most helpful. Better sooner, rather than later when cognition is affected.

In brief: End of life
As painful or difficult it is, the discussions should start as soon as you can.
Sometimes adding a neutral party (however you want to define that) is important and can ease things. Even working with a trained attorney that is familiar in these issues is most helpful. Better sooner, rather than later when cognition is affected.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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