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Advanced Dementia: When Is It Time for Hospice Care?

...Unlike these other serious illnesses, Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Dementia are extremely difficult to categorize into neat stages of progression that are typically used to determine whether Hospice Care is appropriate. Life expectancy is difficult, if not impossible, to pinpoint for a patient affected by AD and related conditions like vascular dementia, Lewy Body dementia, and frontotemporal dementia.

Read more on Agingcare about when to call upon Hospice for someone who has Alzheimer's or another dementia:

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