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My Mom Has Stage 5 Alzheimer’s, And Is Always Looking For Her Children. Would a Doll Be Helpful?

As with all questions related to Alzheimer’s – especially at an advanced stage – what works for one patient may not work for another. It’s worth a try, though. All of us – Alzheimer’s patients included – have the basic

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What Is Hospice? And How Can They Help My Mom?

“Hospice,” first of all, has nothing to do with “hospital.” A hospital strives to cure sick people… and, often, to keep them from dying. The mission of hospice, on the other hand, is to help terminally-ill patients die with dignity,

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All About Hospice

What, exactly, is hospice? It’s a gift to terminal patients and their families. And it makes the last days of life easier for both. Hospice is a team-approach to caring for people in the end stage of terminal illness, allowing

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Using Life-Support, And The Living Will

Michelle has a dilemma. Her father, Paul, has Alzheimer’s disease. He can’t swallow. He can’t walk, bathe, or dress by himself. He’s lost 45 pounds. And – most important – he can no longer speak. These symptoms usually indicate the

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What’s An Advanced Directive?

If you’re a senior – or have a loved one who’s a senior – you’ve probably heard the term. Many of us, though, don’t really understand what it means. An Advance Directive allows you to designate someone to make health

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The Tucson Tragedy

As I write this, the Tucson shootings of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and others is still fresh almost 2 weeks ago.  I hope you will allow me to let this tragedy be an opening to remind us all of the necessity

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