The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Owner, Shannon Pawley, Explains The Need To Have Health Care Directives In Place As Early As Possible When Diagnosed With Dementia Or Alzheimer’s, And To Address All Different Stages.
The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Owner, Shannon Pawley, provides valuable information for anyone who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other dementias, to create health care advance directives addressing each state of the disease.
DECATUR, GA, August ••, 2023: Shannon Pawley, Owner of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, has posted a new blog on the law firm’s website entitled “An Alzheimer Or Dementia Diagnosis Requires Addressing Early, Moderate And Severe Treatment Instructions In Health Care Advance Directives.” Ms. Pawley emphasizes the importance of health care instructions for anyone with an Alzheimer’s or other dementia diagnosis.
Pawley states, “If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, it is impossible to know how the future will unfold.” She continues, “Every individual is different, however, one of the most important actions to take is to consider how you want your health care treatment to be handled while you still have clarity of mind.” Pawley acknowledges, “Dementia has different stages: early, moderate, and severe. Over time,” she states, “the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and other dementias make it difficult to think clearly. Planning as early as possible enables you to make decisions and communicate those decisions to the right people.”
As Pawley notes, “Advance directives are legal documents that outline your preferences and apply only if you are unable to make decisions. For health care planning,” she adds, “they communicate your wishes ahead of time. Doctors and other providers follow these directives for your medical treatment.” According to Pawley, “There are two main documents that are part of an advance directive: A medical directive informs doctors how you want to be treated if you are dying or permanently unconscious and cannot make your own decisions about emergency treatment. A durable power of attorney for health care names someone as a “proxy” to make medical decisions for you when you are not able.”
The entire blog can be read at LINK HERE
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The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm was established to serve the legal needs of retiring citizens. The Firm focuses its entire practice on providing strategies to protect independence, privacy, assets and taxes from the government. Shannon Pawley has grown her law practice by providing excellent customer satisfaction with personalized wealth protection plans.
About Shannon M. Pawley, J.D., LL.M
As the owner of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, Shannon M. Pawley and her entire team share a passion which focuses on being able to serve the legal needs of retiring individuals. In our firm, WE BELIEVE that people should not have to lose everything they’ve worked a lifetime to earn and that every person is an individual who deserves respect and the highest quality of life possible, regardless of age or ability. We also believe that privacy and protection are the keys to personal peace. Born and raised in the Tidewater area of Virginia to a tightknit family with strong military service roots, Shannon learned from an early age the value of hard work and the importance of social awareness to ensure you always leave a situation in a better place than how you entered it. In her junior year of high school, Shannon served as U.S. House of Representatives Page during the 101st United States Congressional Session in Washington, D.C. This experience exposed her to numerous new cultures and worldly issues. Walking away from her experience as a U.S. House of Representative Page, Shannon knew that she wanted to pursue legal studies and be able to assist others in obtaining the best results available in difficult situations.
Shannon earned her undergraduate degree at North Carolina Wesleyan College and pursued a law degree from Michigan State University College of Law. After obtaining her law degree and becoming a licensed attorney in Michigan, she continued her educational pursuit by acquiring a LL.M. (Master of Law) in Taxation from Wayne State University. After moving to Georgia in 2018, Shannon obtained her Georgia law license and has enjoyed being able to pursue her desire of ensuring persons are able to age with dignity, grace and independence.