Tag Archives: end of life care

The Growing Alzheimer’s Family

One in eight older Americans, or some 5.4 million people, has Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. And nearly 15 million family members and others are providing unpaid care for them. That means more than 20 million Americans either … Continue reading

Frequently Asked Questions, Part 1

By: www.ALZinfo.org The Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation receives a lot of questions from visitors to our website, readers of Preserving Your Memory and others who call our offices.  Here are a few of the questions we hear frequently. … Continue reading

Advance Directives: Ensure your Wishes are Honored

By Bernard A. Krooks, Esq., Certified Elder Law Attorney What kind of medical care would you want if you were too ill or hurt to express your wishes? Advance directives are legal documents that allow you to convey your decisions … Continue reading

When Patients With Advanced Alzheimer’s Get Pneumonia

Up to 90 percent of people in the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s disease must be cared for in a nursing home at some point during their lives, and many of those are prone to serious infections like pneumonia. A new … Continue reading

Healthcare Proxy

What is a healthcare proxy? The person designed as a healthcare proxy will make medical decisions for you in the event that you are unable to make them yourself. Typically, this is part of legal pre-planning. Why is a healthcare … Continue reading

Alzheimer’s: From Nursing Home to End-of-Life Care

Length of life is an important consideration for anyone touched by Alzheimer’s. Continue reading

The Delicate Balance of End-of-Life Care

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s poses difficult challenges to the end. Continue reading