Help for patients with Dementia

Dementia is devastating to both the patient and the family. Hospice can support family caregivers by reducing stress and providing counseling and spiritual support.

Patients may be eligible if they are:

  • Losing the ability to speak, dress or feed oneself

  • Experiencing loss of bowel and bladder functions

  • Weight loss

  • Unable to walk or sit without support

And in the past year has experienced one of the following:

  • aspiration pneumonia

  • pyelonephritis or other upper urinary tract infection

  • sepsis

  • multiple decubiti (stage 3-4)

  • fever recurrent after antibiotics