An advance directive for dementia as featured in the New York Times.

How much medical care would you want if you had Alzheimer's disease or another type of dementia? This form is free to download and use as an Alzheimer's-specific living will.

Fill it out now, share it with your loved ones, then give a copy of it to your doctor. Provide guidance now. Feel better that you'll get the medical care that you would want. Help your loved ones if they are faced with making difficult decisions on your behalf.

This directive was developed by Barak Gaster, MD with help from experts in the fields of geriatrics, neurology, and palliative care. Dr. Gaster can be reached at

To learn more: read this JAMA essay about the rationale behind this project, and listen to this feature about it on NPR.