When hospice care has been recommended for a loved one, it’s natural to wonder what hospice care is like. Many people envision only the last few hours of hospice care when the patient is close to death and possibly unresponsive.
A stroke is an interruption of the blood supply to the brain. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel is either blocked by a clot or if that blood vessel bursts. The effects of a stroke can vary greatly depending on the type of stroke, the severity, the location, the number of strokes, and the amount of time before treatment is received.
We are all privileged and humbled on a daily basis to be invited into the lives of our families and patients at their most sacred and vulnerable moments and share experiences that become lifetime memories. The Trilogy vent wean that we facilitated on Sheila Stigelman was once such experience.
When a loved one has Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia, it is very easy for them to become confused and forgetful. Many people with Alzheimer’s find it helpful to have reminders around their home to help them with dates, doctor appointments, and other important information.