Severe Dementia

A later, more serious stage of dementia marked by the inability to respond to one's surroundings, communicate and control movement.

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  • Hospice Care for Dementia: When Is It Time?

    The slow and unpredictable progression of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias often makes it tricky for families and even doctors to determine when to bring in hospice. Use these guidelines to decide if a loved one is a candidate for end-of-life care.

  • Are Advanced Alzheimer's Patients Aware of Their Surroundings?

    Differing opinions exist as to whether people are aware of people and their surroundings during the last stages of Alzheimer's disease. As abilities and communication decline, loved ones are left to wonder if their care efforts are worthwhile.

  • Why Do Alzheimer's Patients Forget How to Eat or Swallow?

    Alzheimer's patients sometimes "forget" how to do automatic actions such as chewing, swallowing or eating as somewhat automatic actions become uncoordinated and ineffective.

  • How Alzheimer’s Disease Affects the Brain

    Alzheimer's disease is not natural aging. It is a progressive disease that causes the abnormal death of brain cells. The initial symptoms include memory loss, but as the disease progresses, it is important to be prepared for increasing levels of care.

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