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Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights - October 2022

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Seizures at End of Life

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.
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Spiritual Care in a Crisis

Even if an individual has been dealing with health concerns for a long time, the realization that they are approaching the end of their life can be a crisis moment for both them and their family.
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Activities for Dementia Patients: Decorative Pumpkin

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.
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Wound Care in Hospice

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.
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Understanding & Treating Dyspnea

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.
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Meet Executive Director Colleen Dietmeyer

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.