The Layperson’s Guide to Palliative Care for Our Loved Ones with Dementias and Alzheimer’s Disease

Sadly, I did not fully understand what palliative care offered until it was too late for my dad. This post is a great primer about what services palliative care offers and where it fits in with the care plan for your loved one.

Going Gentle Into That Good Night

In the post “The Layperson’s Guide to Home Health Care for Our Loved Ones with Dementias and Alzheimer’s Disease,” we discussed what home health care is, when it should and can be used, and what services it provides.

In this post, we will discuss what palliative health care is, when and why it should and can be used, and what services it provides at home for our loved ones with dementias and Alzheimer’s Disease.

Although, as any caregiver can tell you, dementias and Alzheimer’s Disease are always on the radar with our loved ones who have these neurological diseases, there are often other health-related and age-related illnesses that our loved ones are also dealing with, especially if they’re elderly.

Home health care services are available – and should be used – when there is an acute medical condition that needs to be monitored and resolved (if possible) after our…

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