Living with Dementia Baltimore MD

Many people think of hospice care as being for the dying, and therefore not appropriate for someone who has “only” been diagnosed with dementia. However, hospice care can help greatly in the day-to-day living of a person with dementia.

Keswick At Home
(410) 662-4202
711 West 40th Street
Baltimore, MD
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Hospice Care, In-home Care

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Keswick At Home
(410) 662-4202
711 West 40th Street
Baltimore, MD
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Nursing homes, In home, Hospice

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Joseph Richey Hospice
(410) 523-2150
820 North Eutaw Street
Baltimore, MD
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Nursing homes, Hospice

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Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care
(410) 594-9100
7008 Security Blvd Ste 200
Baltimore, MD

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Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Ctr & Hospice
(410) 601-2296
2434 W Belvedere Ave
Baltimore, MD

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Joseph Richey House, The
(410) 523-2150
838 N Eutaw St
Baltimore, MD

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Joseph Richey Hospice
(410) 523-2150
820 North Eutaw Street
Baltimore, MD
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Hospice Care

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Brighton Gardens of Towson
(410) 377-2100
6451 N Charles St
Towson, MD
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Assisted Living Facility, Hospice Care, Alz/Dementia Support

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Brighton Gardens of Towson
(410) 377-2100
6451 N Charles St
Towson, MD
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Nursing homes, Assisted Living, Hospice

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Professional Healthcare Resources, Inc.
(866) 243-1234
3421 Benson Avenue,
Baltimore, MD
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Hospice Care, In-home Care

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Living with Dementia

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What is dementia? And perhaps just as importantly, what isn’t it? In the coming months, I’ll be writing a series of articles on dementia to address the concerns of caregivers and family members who have a loved one living with dementia. Many people think of hospice care as being for the dying, and therefore not appropriate for someone who has “only” been diagnosed with dementia. However, hospice care can help greatly in the day-to-day living of a person with dementia.

Dementia refers to a decline in the mental abilities of a person. It is not a diagnosis in itself. And it is not synonymous with mental illness. When we say a person has dementia, we are referring to symptoms that include memory loss, absentmindedness, confusion, the inability to think rationally, a decline in social skills, and inappropriate emotional reactions. There are many types of dementia. Alzheimer’s is the most common form and accounts for approximately 75% of all dementias.1 Alzheimer’s is a degenerative disease that will ultimately become fatal; the mortality rate due to this disease is increasing faster than any other leading fatal condition. In 2004, it was the fifth leading cause of death among Americans older than 65 years of age2. There are hospice eligibility guidelines for people with different types of dementias, but few of these patients ever receive hospice services. New research published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management sheds new light on...Click here to read more from Gilbert Guide