Alzheimer’s Caregivers: When Your Loved One Needs Hospice Care

When a loved one has Alzheimer’s there are five situations that may occur that are especially difficult to come to terms with. These include 1) when it’s time to move the person to a facility, 2) if the person finds a new love interest, 3) when the person no longer talks, 4) when the person no longer recognizes you, and 5) when it’s time to engage hospice care services. This article will look at that last item.

The need to involve hospice can be extremely difficult and even depressing. It’s common to dwell on dark thoughts of impending death. Some families delay ordering hospice care because it would force them to acknowledge that the end is near and they just can’t deal with that.