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Family caregivers sometimes don't link hospice with dementia. Hospice often is viewed as something to ease physical pain for a patient with an end-of-life illness such as cancer.
When you are caring for somebody with Alzheimer's, it is often difficult to navigate the treacherous waters of insurance policies, Medicare coverage and care facilities available to you.
When being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, many elderly people and their family members struggle with how to cope with the road ahead.
Alzheimer's home care allows the patient to remain in comfortable surroundings with the people they love, and is often preferable to assisted living or nursing facilities.
After a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, it's normal for family members, caregivers and friends to feel overwhelmed, angry and upset.
One of the primary concerns when caring for an Alzheimer's patient is the safety risks that seem to crop up at every turn.
Whether you are a patient or a caregiver, living with Alzheimer's disease is a constant struggle, filled with daily obstacles that can seem overwhelming at times.
Many different factors have been linked to the onset of Alzheimer's, but recent studies show that an individual's social climate might have something to do with it, too.
The stress and strain of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease can impact the health and quality of life for those providing the care.
When a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, it's important for family members, friends and caregivers to learn as much about the disease as possible so that they know what to expect.