Palliative Care for Elderly
Palliative care for the elderly can help your parent alleviate pain and have higher quality of live. Palliative care is for people with a serious illness, whether that illness is curable, chronic or life-threatening. Learn how palliative care for the elderly can help your loved one feel better and remain at home with dignity.
Articles About Palliative Care Dying
- Advance Directives to Hasten Death in the Event of Dementia
I can't abide the idea of subjecting my family to the emotional strain (and financial drain) of my long slide into demented oblivion. There's are ways to prevent that scenario from happening.
- Caring for a Person with Dementia at the End of Life
As dementia progresses and concurrent medical problems become more difficult to manage, tough questions can arise. This framework will help you navigate complicated healthcare decisions for a loved who is cognitively impaired.
- "VSED" as an Advance Directive in Case of Future Dementia
If I become demented and don't know my family and can't enjoy anything about my life, I don't want to hang around. I want to die with dignity and protect my family. Here's my plan to voluntarily stop eating and drinking (VSED).
- Hospice Care: Help During End Stages of Life
One caregiver shares how hospice helped care for and provide pain relief for her parents at the end of their lives. Hospice can be a difficult decision, but the benefits for patients and their family members are undeniable.
- Facts about Hospice Care
If an elderly parent has six months or less to live, hospice can make their final days more comfortable and pain free.