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Post General caregiving
Not much new here but maybe bears repeating. DrP

Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:46 pm

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Post Re: General caregiving
Yes it is, dorthea. Concise, yet comprehensive.

Pat [68] married to Derek [84] for 38 years; husband dx PDD/LBD 2005, probably began 2002 or earlier; late stage and in a SNF as of January 2011. Hospitalized 11/2/2013 and discharged to home Hospice. Passed away at home on 11/9/2013.

Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:50 pm

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Post Re: General caregiving

Thanks for posting. I thought this was interesting:

"...hospice care is generally considered appropriate when a person who has end-stage Alzheimer's:
* Has lost the ability to communicate in any meaningful way
* Can no longer walk without assistance
* Has at least one dementia-related medical complication, such as aspiration pneumonia, urinary tract infection, infection or weight loss"


Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:39 pm
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