Seizures occur when abnormal electrical activity in the brain causes a temporary change in a person’s behavior. While seizures can occur at any point in life from causes like epilepsy, a brain injury, or an infection of the central nervous system, they become more difficult to manage at end of life.
Fall is a cozy time with many opportunities to engage in activities with a loved one with dementia. Crafts like this decorative decoupage pumpkin allow you to spend positive time with your loved one. They are able to express themselves creatively and create a lovely decoration for the fall holidays.
In hospice care, the primary goal is to improve patient comfort and quality of life by managing pain and other symptoms. Unfortunately, sensitive older skin puts seniors at greater risk of developing wounds while in hospice care. These wounds can be intensified by poor circulation, diabetes, limited movement, and poor nutrition.
Dyspnea is the sensation of uncomfortable breathing or difficulty in breathing. Over 50% of patients with serious illness report experiencing dyspnea – and it’s the fourth most common reason for a visit to the emergency room.
As a 23-year-old social work student looking for an internship, Colleen Dietmeyer wasn’t sure hospice was going to be the right fit for her career. Now she’s the Executive Director of Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care in St. Louis, MO and can’t imagine doing anything else.