End of Life Care
End of Life Care

Part 3: Helpful Tips to Address Common Changes at End of Life

Alzheimer's disease typically follows certain stages which will bring about changes in the person's and family's lives. Because the disease affects each individual differently, the symptoms, the order in which they appear and the duration of each stage vary from person to person. In most cases, the disease progresses slowly, and the symptoms of each stage may overlap, often making the move from one stage to another quite subtle. The duration of the disease is usually seven to ten years but may be much longer in some people.

The stages of Alzheimer's disease are commonly referred to as "early", "middle" and "late".  "End of life" is described as when the person nears death and comfort measures become the focus.

Take the quiz below to learn some helpful tips to address common changes at end of life.

These strategies are not meant to be substituted for medical advice and should be discussed with the health-care team before being undertaken.

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The tips outlined in this Quiz are not intended to be substituted for medical advice and should be discussed with the health care team before being undertaken.

The tips outlined in this Quiz are not intended to be substituted for medical advice and should be discussed with the health care team before being undertaken.,

Additional Reading

A Caregiver's Guide

Progression Series: End of Life

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