Terminal Illness

An irreversible disease that cannot be cured and will likely lead to death.

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  • Receiving the news of a serious diagnosis like cancer or dementia may cause a senior to consider suicide, but caregiver intervention and the development of productive coping techniques can help.

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  • Should terminally ill patients be able to voluntarily end their life? There are many ethical implications regarding this hotly debated topic, but many proponents of the right-to-die stress how such a choice can help patients avoid unnecessary suffering.

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  • Words often fail us when someone we love is approaching the end of life. Experts and experienced caregivers share their insights on how to provide support during this delicate time.

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  • If Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a problem with memory, why do people die from it? Although the most noticeable symptoms are cognitive impairment, AD ultimately weakens the body's ability to perform the tasks that keep our bodies functioning.

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