043 How Hospice Helps at the End of Life, and Hospice for Alzheimer's


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In This Episode:

Dr. K explains the basics of hospice care, with a special focus on hospice for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. She covers:

  • The difference — and relationship — between hospice and palliative care
  • What kind of services and benefits you can get through hospice
  • How hospice eligibility is determined by Medicare
  • The difference between severe Alzheimer’s disease and “terminal” Alzheimer’s
  • How to know when someone with Alzheimer’s might be eligible for hospice
  • Why some people with dementia “recover” and may be discharged from hospice
  • Common misconceptions people have about palliative care and hospice
  • Why hospice is a good choice for most patients and families facing the end of life

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025 Interview: Palliative Care to Live Well with Cancer

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