October 2017 | Wesley Hospice

Nutrition for Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Dementia is the loss of memory, cognitive reasoning, awareness of environment, judgment, abstract thinking, or the ability to perform activities of daily living. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, a type of dementia that involves slowly developing symptoms that get worse over time. Dementia resulting from vitamin deficiencies, or caused by underlying […]

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How to Cope with Grief During the Holidays

Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukah, Ramadan, Kwanza and New Year’s Day are annual holidays that can be a very difficult time for people who have experienced the death of someone they loved. Memories during the holiday season serve as reminders of our loss. Watching others who are feeling thankful and are celebrating when you feel overwhelmed, lonely […]

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Who’s Involved in Hospice Care?

Typically, hospice teams work alongside your caregivers to develop an individualized comprehensive care program.  The hospice team usually consists of: RN Case Manager This is the person who will coordinate the various elements of your care. Their goal is to coordinate care in the most effective way possible for each individual, and their family. Hospice […]

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How to Keep Your Loved One Comfortable in Their Last Days

When your loved one has been diagnosed with a life limiting illness it’s important to understand their wishes. One of these wishes may be where they would like to spend their last days. For many people, this is at home or at a close family members house. But, this can be a challenge when it […]

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