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Choosing a Hospice

You might be in the process of deciding how to provide the most appropriate care for your loved one and where you can make this happen. Foll

Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia that effects the memory, thinking and behavior of an individual. Usually a person’s symptoms develop at slow pace and then grow to be worse over time. In some cases, symptoms may become sever enough to interfere with daily tasks. Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging, but is the most common form of dementia. It accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases and usually occurs when the person is about 60 years of age. Alzheimer’s wasn’t discovered until 1906 and today about 90 percent of what we know about Alzheimer’s has been discovered in the last 20 years. It is now at the forefront of biomedical research. There is no current cure for Alzheime

Hospice and Palliative Care Month

Hospice care has been around since 1948 and was founded by Dame Cicely Sanders. It began as a shelter for all weary and ill travelers. Since then hospice care has been revolutionized to help patients and families process end-of-life care. Hospice is a specialized facility that provides medical support and assists in the care of the terminally ill. The focus of hospice is to care for, not cure the patient. Hospice services are unique to each patient and may be provided in multiple settings, such as: hospice centers, nursing homes, long-term care facilities and even the patients home. Services are available to patients of any age, religion, race or illness. Hospice care is covered under most p

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