Beginning January 1, 2016, Medicare plans to reimburse doctors who provide counseling for end-of-life care. Read the full story on NPR.org.
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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Every 4 seconds someone in the world is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
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The final days of life are often too stressful and chaotic to allow time for reflection. Families who begin using hospice several months before the end of life say that it has provided relief for everyone involved. Continue reading
There are many common misconceptions about hospice. Because no one likes to dwell on the subject of death, people are naturally reluctant to study what hospice care is until they are in need of hospice services.
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.