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Palliative Care Articles
Palliative Care: What Is It and How Does It Differ from Hospice?
Many people confuse these two kinds of care. While there are many similarities between them, palliative care is an important part of managing symptoms in seriously ill patients at any stage in their disease progression.17 Comments
End-of-Life Care: Signs That Death Is Near
Understanding the signs that death is near helps caregivers prepare for the end of life and ensures that their loved ones get the care they need to remain comfortable throughout the dying process.0 Comments
Hospice Care for Advanced Dementia: When Is It Time?
Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress slowly and unpredictably, which makes it hard for families and even doctors to determine when to bring in hospice. These guidelines can help you decide if a loved one is a candidate for end-of-life care.17 Comments
Comparing End-of-Life Care Options
When a loved one is nearing the end of their life, it can be difficult to know what kind of care to arrange for them and where. Hospice, palliative care, home-based care, hospital-based care, and long-term care facilities are all viable options.1 Comment
Palliative Care Questions
Mom (93) has CHF, AFib, incontinence, and stage 3b kidney disease. Is her pacemaker keeping her going beyond the life of other body systems?8 Comments
Is there such a thing as obsessive caregiving? How do I help someone in denial?21 Comments
How do you deal with anxiety over the death of loved one when you know they don't have much time left?4 Comments
My husband, 91, is on hospice care prematurely I think.3 Comments
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Palliative Care Discussions
My father who was my mother's cargiver for years died suddenly recently from an undiagnosed blood cancer.8 Comments
My mother died today...30 Comments
Is he dying?12 Comments
Update: hospitals not always listening...6 Comments