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End Stage Alzheimer's

Because Alzheimer's and other dementias progress slowly, families are often able to make advance arrangements for its end-stage, which requires round-the-clock care. Connecting with hospice services brings both practical and emotional help. Even in the earlier stages, it's a good idea to know about available services, since grief preceding death is a very real issue with Alzheimer's. 

Each stage of Alzheimer's brings its own characteristic symptoms. Learn the symptoms and behaviors of each stage, and how to handle them.

Anticipatory grief, or mourning a person who's still alive, is a condition common to Alzheimer's and dementia caregivers facing the "long good-bye."

The stages of Alzheimer's disease: A comprehensive guide to what symptoms to expect during each stage of Alzheimer's.

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