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Hospice Care for Alzheimer’s? Yes!

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Our immediate and first thought when we hear the word hospice is “it’s the end” for our loved one. However, in recent years, hospice and the thoughts towards it are changing. Did you know that you can receive hospice in-home care and services? Did you know you could receive hospice care for Alzheimer’s or Dementia?

It is about the quality of life and comfort of our loved ones. It is about showing the loved one they matter and are respected. Below are some great articles and resources about Hospice Care to expand your knowledge and thoughts about hospice care.

Has Hospice Changed? by Bridget Kurt
Common Myths of Hospice by Jacob Edward, Next Avenue
Hospice Care for Alzheimer’s
Hospice Care for Late-Stage Dementia and Alzheimer’s

New/Updated 2018 Dementia Memory Care Recommendations

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

The Alzheimer’s Association has released updated Dementia Care Practices, “2018 Dementia Care Practice Recommendations“. These recommendations are a compilation of community and residential care settings and are based on continual research as well as dementia care experts’ best practices. They includes such items as managing medical care, how to create a dementia-friendly environment, and care planning.

Full Article: Alzheimers.Net

“The Mysteries of My Father’s Mind” by a loving daughter

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

If you want to know what it’s like to watch, feel, live and/or observe someone you love go through this horrible disease, here is an account by a daughter about her dad.  Rebecca’s beautifully written words about her father resonate with close family members of an Alzheimer’s patient- their loved one who no longer resembles the person they were before the disease.

For the entire article, please click on the link for The New York Times website: The Mysteries of My Father’s Mind by Rebecca Rotert, August 13, 2014