Alzheimer’s Disease

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What is Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease is a progressive illness affecting the brain and the lives of those with it and those around them. Hope Hospice can provide compassionate care, support and services to those affected by Alzheimer’s.

Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s progresses in three stages; mild, moderate, and severe. In the mild stage, individuals may experience difficulty with tasks such as remembering names and appointments, as well as confusion and changes in personality. In the moderate stage, individuals have more memory loss, confusion, wandering, and inability to perform daily activities. In the severe stage, individuals require round the clock care.

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease is made based on an evaluation of the patient’s medical history, physical and neurological exam, lab and mental health tests, imaging, and other tests.

The goal of Alzheimer’s Disease treatment and care is to help manage symptoms, enhance the quality of life and maintain independence for as long as possible. Treatment and care may also include medications, therapy, exercise, and lifestyle changes.

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How Hope Hospice Can Help Someone
With Alzheimer’s Disease

Hospice Care

Hope Hospice offers various personalized services designed to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of individuals with Alzheimer’s. We provide pain and symptom management, home and hospital care, end-of-life planning, respite care, and bereavement and social service support.

Our Services

Hope Hospice provides services to those living with Alzheimer’s Disease and family members and caregivers who are providing support. We offer primary physician care and nursing as well as social work and chaplain services.

How We Can Help

The hospice care team at Hope Hospice is dedicated to improving the quality of life for those with Alzheimer’s Disease. We provide compassionate and individualized care, support, and resources for families. Our goal is to offer hope and peace of mind to those affected by Alzheimer’s.

Our Commitment To Caring

At Hope Hospice, we are committed to providing the highest quality of care and compassion to those living with Alzheimer’s Disease and the people who care for them. Our care team is dedicated to helping individuals and families manage life with Alzheimer’s Disease, including end-of-life planning.

What They Say

You were amazing! I will never forget the love and support that was shown to us during our time with Hope Hospice. 



Not only were they knowledgeable, but also so kind-hearted. They were the perfect fit to work with Mother and with us. 



Thank you for the amazing care my mother received during her last days on Earth. Your staff brought forth the knowledge and strength to help our family. 

Roy & Bat

-Daughter & Son-in-Law

We really weren't sure what to expect with hospice care, but Hope's guidance and compassion was beyond anything we could have imagined. My mom's nurses brought such care and attention, and I know she looked forward to their visits each week. 



I can't thank you enough for the compassionate care that you gave to my husband during his hospice care. Everyone involved with Hope Hospice was amazing!



This Hospice does not have employees, they have angels. No matter how low my spirits were, they ministered to me just like I was the patient. They will never know how much they helped us. They became much more than caregivers. They were like family. May the lord richly bless them.

Hope Hospice and their wonderful staff provided the utmost clinical care with the greatest effort for my mother's dignity. My mother loved her nurses and looked forward to their visits until the very end. The nurses honored her by attending both her funeral and graveside services. They were great support and comfort to me.

The Hospice nursing staff are angels! They listened to my concerns and were caring/loving to my uncle. THey made his dying experience better than we could have hoped for.

We had the most amazing Hospice experience. The NP's caregivers and techs that delivered and picked up the equipment: Mom was treated, always, with sincere love and respect. God truly blessed our family.

We knew we were never alone in his battle with illness. The team met all of our needs for medical care, emotional care, and other, such as bathing needs, prescriptions, and follow-up calls. I thank everyone we met.

Common Questions About Alzheimer's Disease

Review our frequently asked questions to find the answers to common queries:

Alzheimer’s Disease is most commonly seen in people over 65, but it can affect people of any age. The risk increases with age and may be greater for those who have a family history of Alzheimer’s or who have the gene that is associated with early onset Alzheimer’s Disease.

Although there is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s Disease, there are treatments and care that can help manage symptoms, maintain independence and improve quality of life. Treatment may include medications, therapy, and lifestyle changes.

It is important to create an environment that is safe and secure to help reduce confusion and fear. Make lists and use labels to help individuals remember tasks and instructions. It is also important to remain patient and calm and to use positive reinforcement when helping individuals with Alzheimer’s.

End-of-life planning for a person with Alzheimer’s Disease may include discussing advanced directives, funeral arrangements and power of attorney. It is important to start the conversation early so that, the individual’s wishes are respected and that they and their families have the support they need during the end of life.

Signs and symptoms that may indicate that Alzheimer’s Disease is worsening include increased confusion and disorientation, difficulty with language, visual problems, difficulty performing activities, changes in sleep patterns, and increases in anxiety or aggression.

A hospice care team can provide many important services for those living with Alzheimer’s Disease and their families. Services may include pain and symptom management, end-of-life planning, family counseling, caregiver support, respite care and much more.

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