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Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month

June brings us Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month, in an effort to understand more about addressing the needs of those suffering with this disease. Alzheimer’s disease can be an especially challenging, long-term illness for both the patient and their loved ones. Hospice care can help ease the burdens faced by those with this disease as life nears its end.

Hospice teams are trained in management of symptoms such as anxiety, agitation, and restlessness, that are often part of Alzheimer’s. A holistic, supportive environment provides assurance and comfort to both the person with Alzheimer’s and their loved ones.

Hospice contributes to an enhanced quality of life, as it is provided in a home environment that is familiar to the patient. This may be in a private home, assisted living setting, or wherever the patient calls home.

Caregiver support is crucial when working with hospice patients. Often, the family caregiver has lost sleep and can easily find themselves emotionally and physically exhausted. Respite hospice care gives the caregiver a chance to breathe, knowing their loved one is receiving needed care.

End-of-Life Care: hospice helps patients and families with the many emotions and practical challenges that arise when a loved one is at end of life. Social workers and chaplains provide invaluable services, including spiritual support and grief counseling for loved ones facing a loss.

Hospice care is a tremendous support at end of life, and Alzheimer’s disease does not change this reality. Enchanted Sky Hospice offers a range of services that honor the individual and the totality of their lives. Give us a call and let's talk about how we can work together to address the needs of your loved one as life draws to a close.

For more about habits that support good Brain Health, visit the Alzheimer's Association here.

For a greater understanding of dementias and Alzheimer's, find the Alzheimer's Association here.

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