Category Archives: End of Life

How to Help Elderly Loved Ones Fight Depression

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Older individuals suffering from depression often have severe feelings of sadness, but these feelings frequently are not acknowledged or openly shown. Sometimes, when an older person is asked if he or she is depressed, the answer is “no.” Some general clues that an older person is experiencing depression include persistent and vague complaints, help-seeking, moving in a slower manner, and demanding behavior.

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What Is It Like to Have Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease?

Every 4 seconds someone in the world is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

This video takes you through a day in the life of a person who is suffering from early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. From waking up in the morning and not knowing where you are, to possibly never recognizing anyone that is helping you, the confusion, stress, and anger that this disease can cause is real.

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Researchers Identify 8 Signs of Impending Death

Researchers say they have identified eight specific physical signs that strongly indicate that someone with advanced cancer is entering the last days of life. The hope is that this information will help family members and other caregivers better handle an impending death, as well as be more prepared for choices that may have to be made during end-of-life care. Read the full article.