All You Need To Know About End-Stage Dementia

The former Mayor of Cornelius, Oregon, Ralph Brown, went missing last May 16, 2021, and is still missing. He’s 76 years old, suffering from dementia. The family said he has early-onset Alzheimer’s symptoms that often lead to confusion and forgetfulness, but they never realized that he was exhibiting symptoms of late-stage dementia. Do you have […]

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A Guide to Palliative Care and Its Goals

Palliative care is a specialized type of care intended for people with serious and long-term illnesses, such as cancer, dementia, and chronic heart failure. The purpose of palliative care is to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. It can be provided alongside curative medical treatments and delivered by a variety of […]

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What Is the Dying Process Like in ALS?

Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), is a degenerative disease of the neurological system that affects and decreases muscle function. Some cases may be hereditary, although the origin of most is unknown. The initial signs and symptoms of ALS are not severe. Muscular weakness and involuntary twitching are common in the […]

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Who Pays for Hospice Care?

One of the most heart-breaking things a family may go through is receiving the devastating news that a loved one has a terminal illness. It’s not just the emotional toll that comes with losing a loved one; they may also need additional support and care.Families may put off getting the care they need because they […]

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What Are the Signs of Dying?

Death is never pleasant. Knowing that one’s loved one is nearing the end of their life or has a terminal illness is a difficult concept to grasp for anyone. Whether your loved one or you finds out that their time on earth is limited due to disease or old age, knowing what to expect as […]

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What to Say to a Family When Someone Is Dying

Sharing words of condolence when a family or friend is dying is one of many ways to be there for them when death shakes their core. Love and encouragement can mean the world to someone whose loved one is on their deathbed. Even though it’s difficult, remember that you don’t need to say anything meaningful or […]

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When to Call Hospice for Elderly People

We all hope for extra time with our aging parents or grandparents. The medical interventions we give to our loved ones can only prolong their life for a short time. While the form and timing of end-of-life care vary from person to person, many families discover that sooner is better. Hospice care decisions can be […]

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Can You Die From Diabetes?

Millions of Americans live with diabetes, and many of them have had the diagnosis for many years. Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics alike are at risk for various potentially lethal complications. Many people with diabetes, whether type 1 or type 2, worry about how long they will live after their diagnosis. There is no […]

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How Long Does the Average Hospice Patient Live?

Since the Medicare Hospice benefit was introduced in 1982, more and more people have been turning to hospice for end-of-life care. In the terminal stages of a life-limiting illness, hospice care aims to help patients and their families improve their quality of life and alleviate the stress of caring for them. Compassionate treatment that addresses […]

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How Long Is Hospice Care?

If a doctor has recommended hospice care for you or a loved one, you may wonder how long hospice care is. There isn’t an exact response to this question because every patient’s condition is unique.Hospice is sometimes misunderstood as a way to speed up the death of a loved one. The actual goal of hospice […]

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