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End-of-life care options for people with Alzheimer’s

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Caring for someone in the final stage of life is always hard. It may be even harder when the person has Alzheimer’s disease.

Palliative care provides comfort care, along with any medical treatments a person might be receiving for a life-threatening illness. When a person is near the end of life, hospice care gives family members needed support and help with their grief, both before and after the person with Alzheimer’s dies.

Learn more about end-of-life care and Alzheimer’s disease by downloading the 2-page Caregiving Tips document from the Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center.

Last Updated on April 28, 2020

Published by Raj C. Shah, MD

I am geriatrician and an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center.

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