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.
Did you know that there are nearly 15 million family members, friends, and neighbors who care for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease? Take comfort in knowing that you are not alone by hearing what your fellow caregivers have to say. Sometimes, the best advice for...
Caring for a loved one strains even the most resilient people. If you're a caregiver, take steps to preserve your own health and well-being.
IMPROVE COMMUNICATION With Your Loved One Talk slowly and speak in a calm and reassuring tone. Maintain eye contact and use positive reinforcements, such as a smile or gentle touch, to put your loved one at ease.
Many caregivers are amazing, selfless people who would do anything and everything they can for their loved ones with dementia. However, providing care for a loved one can be exceptionally draining for caregivers in terms of time, emotions, and effort. Caregivers need...
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