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The Alzheimer’s Association-Greater Illinois Chapter is pleasedoffer this free online resource, Encouraging Comfort Care: A Guide forFamilies of People with Dementia Living in Care Facilities. This21-page booklet provides useful information to families and long-termcare facilities personnel about Alzheimer’s disease and relateddementias, particularly care issues related to the late and finalstages.For families, this guidewill enable them to make informed choices about a variety of medicaldecisions they may face on behalf of loved ones with dementia living innursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other types of carefacilities. It will also equip families to ask good questions aimed atobtaining the best care for their loved ones, including a handychecklist of comfort care measures to be discussed with staff membersof care facilities.You can download your free copy by visiting this page from the Greater Illinois Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. Special thanks to Daniel Kuhn for bringing this valuable guide to my attention so that I could share it with all my readers!

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