Posted on December 2, 2016 in Dementia CraftsIt’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! This festive time of the year can often be a stressful time as a family caring for a loved one with dementia.
Blog: Hospice Views - 2016
Posted on December 1, 2016 in Coping with GriefWhen you’ve suffered a major loss, the joyful holiday season with its focus on family traditions can be a stark reminder of the person you have lost. It is important to let go of the idea of perfectionism and be kind to yourself and others who may be coping with grief and the holidays. Honor your feelings and find new ways to include the person you have lost in your celebrations.
Posted on November 30, 2016 in Coping with GriefThe anticipatory grief of imagining life without your loved one may be as painful as the actual loss. Understanding the emotions can help.
Posted on November 22, 2016 in Caregiving TipsWhen a patient approaches end-of-life, there are often a number of daunting things their hospice provider can help them through: walking, breathing, overcoming confusion and simply the idea that they are approaching end of life.
Posted on November 18, 2016 in Caregiving TipsWhen most people hear the word “dementia,” they immediately picture a person with a fading memory; a person who may wander off or forget the names of loved ones. What many people fail to recognize is that dementia is a fatal condition – even without the added complication of a secondary illness or infection.
Posted on November 17, 2016 in Dementia CraftsLet's talk turkey. Thanksgiving can be a beautiful time for families to gather together. It can also be a challenging time for families caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia.