Living with Dementia Frederick 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.

Hospice of Frederick County A div. of Fred. Mem. Hospital
(301) 694-6444
PO Box 1799
Frederick, MD
Services
Hospice Care

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Hospice of Frederick County A div. of Fred. Mem. Hospital
(301) 694-6444
PO Box 1799
Frederick, MD
Services
Nursing homes, Hospice

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Capital Hospice
(703) 777-7866
209 Gibson Street, NW
Leesburg, VA
Services
Nursing homes, Hospice

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Hospice of Northern Virginia
(703) 777-7866
209 Gibson Street NW
Leesburg, VA
Services
Nursing homes, Hospice

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Frederick Memorial Hosp Hm Hlt Hospice
(301) 698-3415
400 W 7th Street
Frederick, MD
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Hospices

Hospice of Frederick County
(301) 698-3030
516 Trail Ave
Frederick, MD

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Capital Hospice
(703) 777-7866
209 Gibson Street, NW
Leesburg, VA
Services
Hospice Care

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Hospice of Northern Virginia
(703) 777-7866
209 Gibson Street NW
Leesburg, VA
Services
Hospice Care

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Capital Hospice
(703) 777-7866
209 Gibson St NW Ste 202
Leesburg, VA

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Right At Home
(301) 696-1122
1890 N Market St
Frederick, MD

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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