A Guide to the Types of Hospice Care

Hospice care is a type of care that provides comfort, support, and dignity to people who are nearing the end of their lives. When your doctor determines that you or a loved one has six months or fewer to live and has opted to forego curative treatments, hospice care is the best option. When you contact […]

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Is Multiple Sclerosis Fatal?

Being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis will have anyone questioning their life span and how the rest of their life will pan out. If you ask how long you can live with MS, the answer is a mixed bag. In the past, those with MS had a significantly lower life expectancy than those who did not […]

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What Are the Stages of Dementia?

Dementia isn’t a medical condition. Instead, it’s a collection of symptoms triggered by various other medical conditions. People with dementia can lose their capacity to think, remember, pay attention, and logically reason, as well as other mental functions. These symptoms are serious enough to harm one’s social or professional life. Dementia affects 5%-8% of persons […]

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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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