Monday, April 11, 2011

Letting Go: When Your Loved One Has Advanced Dementia

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In the last stage of Alzheimer's disease, people lose the ability to react to their surroundings, the power to speak and, at the very end the ability to move. Often those affected are unable to understand the
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meaning of words and the ability to speak except for occasional words that make no sense.

These folks need assistance with eating and may not have the ability to recognize or swallow food.

They cannot control their bowels or bladder

People with advanced Alzheimer's disease lose the ability to sit without support. They cannot smile or hold up their head. Their reflexes become abnormal and their muscles grow stiff.They may be in pain but cannot express it.

Hopefully you are not reading this when your loved one is the final stage of Alzheimer's disease. There are many things you can do to prepare for the time to stop treatment.

When your loved one still has the capacity to make his wishes know make sure he picks the person to make health care decisions when he can't .In other words execute a health care proxy.

Second be certain he makes known the kind of medical treatment he wants or does not want

Third get all finances in order .seeking financial and legal advice while your loved one is able to participate in the process. Doing these things makes everything easier.

If you are choosing to care for the person at home, understand that ...read all of Letting Go: When Your Loved One Has Advanced Dementia

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