Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - 2018

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Summer Tips for Patients with Kidney Disease

Summer’s extreme heat can be a problem for individuals of any age and health conditions, but those with kidney disease need to take extra precautions to ensure they have a happy and safe summer. Take advantage of the opportunity of sunny days to enjoy activities and gentle exercise, but keep the tips below in mind.
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Painted Water Glass: Activities for Dementia Patients

With summer’s soaring temperatures, dehydration is always a concern. However, when an individual has dementia, the risk becomes much greater as they may forget to take a drink. Even if they feel parched, an individual with advanced dementia may not be able to process that sensation and know that a drink of water could help.
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Why Patients with Kidney Disease are Missing Out on Hospice

One of the most vexing – even heartbreaking – issues that seriously ill patients and their families face is the fact that referrals to hospice care often aren’t made until they are literally on their deathbeds. This is especially true for renal failure hospice patients. Renal failure is otherwise known as kidney disease.
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Summer Safety Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Summer is a time for long, lazy days with friends and family at the beach or pool or enjoying an evening of backyard barbecues. But for families caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias this summer, it can also mean additional safety concerns.
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