Caregiving by Stage
Dementia is the fifth leading cause of death among older Americans, and over half of nursing home and assisted living residents are impacted by it. Every person’s journey with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias is different. Hospice offers patients and their families support and care to comprehensively address all sources of suffering and focus on the needs of the patient and family rather than on the disease.
More than four million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s, and as many as twenty million have close relatives or friends with the disease. Revolutionizing the way we perceive and live with Alzheimer’s, Joanne Koenig Coste offers a practical approach to the emotional...
Jolene Brackey has a vision. A vision that will soon look beyond the challenges of Alzheimer's disease and focus more of our energy on creating moments of joy. When a person has short-term memory loss, his life is made up of moments. But if you think about it, our...
The middle stages of Alzheimer's are typically the longest and can last for many years. As dementia progresses, the person with Alzheimer's will require a greater level of care. During this time, it's important to get the support you need as a caregiver.
The late stage of Alzheimer's disease may last from several weeks to several years. As the disease advances, intensive, around-the-clock care is usually required.
In the early stages of Alzheimer's, a person may function independently. He or she may still drive, work and be part of social activities. Your role as care partner is an important one: to provide support and companionship, and help plan for the future.
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