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Identifying health priorities early helps persons living with dementia

As their disease progresses, persons living with dementia and multiple chronic conditions (MCC) increasingly rely on care partners to help them make health care decisions for themselves. A new pilot study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society examined perspectives of persons living with dementia and their care partners as they completed a guided, health priorities identification process (HPIP). The HPIP is an evidence-based tool that can be used to support cognitively intact older adults with MCCs to identify and communicate their health priorities.