Thanksgiving is one of the most popular holidays in the United States. Families across the country gather together to celebrate and share a meal. It’s a time of tradition and an opportunity to reflect on all we have to be grateful for.
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.
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.