Blog: Hospice & Palliative Care Insights

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Orientation Board: Activities for Dementia Patients

One of the earliest signs of dementia is when a typically well-organized individual begins forgetting or missing appointments. While that might happen to anyone on occasion, individuals with dementia will experience increased difficulty with their sense of time and place.
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What is a Death Rattle?

One of the more well-known – and frequently misunderstood – end-of-life signs is terminal respiratory secretions. This symptom has come to be known in layman’s terms as “a death rattle” or “noisy breathing.” Helping families understand what a death rattle is can help alleviate their concerns.
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Understanding End-of-Life Constipation

End-of-life constipation is a very common condition. There are multiple factors that contribute to constipation in the terminally ill. Caregivers should be aware of the symptoms so that they can address them quickly and effectively.
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Five Ways to Engage Your Kids While Grieving

The passing of a spouse is difficult for many reasons. Not only is there an avalanche of feelings that you have to cope with, but you are now left to handle financial issues, other life chores, and many times, children to guide through the grieving process as well.
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Serving Korean War Veterans 65 Years After the War

The Korean War began on June 25, 1950 when soldiers from the North Korean People’s Army crossed the 38th parallel to invade the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. It ended on July 27, 1953 when an armistice was signed bringing the war to an end. Over the course of three years, over 5 million soldiers and civilians were killed – including 36,915 American soldiers.