Pruritus (itching) is an irritating sensation that provokes an urge to scratch. It’s a fairly common symptom near the end of life. Understanding this symptom can help you treat it more effectively to provide comfort to the patient.
When detected early, cervical cancer responds well to treatment. However, a recent study found that late-stage cervical cancer cases are on the rise. This may be due to women skipping important screenings which has only increased during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Winter can be an especially tough time when caring for a loved one with dementia. The cold temperatures and outdoor hazards often mean staying inside. The short, dark days can increase sundowning. All of which adds up to a lot of boredom and frustration. Crafts can break through that wall by adding some fun to the day.
If you’re looking for a new way to serve your community, volunteering at Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care is a great place to start. Hospice volunteers find the experience to be rewarding and uplifting as they see the difference they make in the lives of terminally-ill patients in their community.