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5599 Askcrh JUNE2022

Does My Mother’s Dementia Qualify Her for Hospice?

My mother was diagnosed with dementia about 4 years ago. She is now currently receiving palliative care, but she doesn't move much and has been incontinent for several years.

In general, her health is good but her mind is leaving. Could her dementia qualify for hospice so she can get more help coming to her home? I don’t want her to leave me without a fight.

5599 Askcrh MAR

I'm Dying and My Family is In Denial: What Do I Do?

I am in the end stages of my disease progression, I know it, and I’m not really afraid anymore. I’ve recently had some great conversations with my doctor about the benefits of hospice care. But my family equates hospice with death and almost makes me feel guilty about going this route. Frankly, I feel as though they are in denial about where I am. They don’t want me to give up.