An irreversible disease that cannot be cured and will likely lead to death.
Terminal Illness Articles
When a Serious Diagnosis Causes a Senior to Consider Suicide
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.1 Comment
Assisted Dying: Merciful or an Affront to the Value of Life?
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.0 Comments
Words of Comfort: What to Say When Someone Is Dying
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.14 Comments
Why Do People Die from Alzheimer's Disease?
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.54 Comments
Terminal Illness Questions
Family sole caretaker; should I contest my Mom’s will?5 Comments
How are you coping and dealing with personal issues/stress?6 Comments
If Mom gets off Medicaid how will it affect inheritance?3 Comments
Can my mom demand to be discharged from the NH in her condition?14 Comments