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Jun 29, 2018

June is Alzheimer's Awareness Month, so we've talked about Alzheimer's Disease on our weekly Five for Friday episodes the last few weeks. 

The typical trajectory for Alzheimer's Disease is around 8-10 years, which is why it's often called the "long goodbye."  There are typically 3 phases to the disease trajectory:...

Jun 22, 2018

There are currently 5.7 million Alzheimer's patients in the United States. All of these patients need caregivers, and half of all of the non-paid caregivers for all patients, are caring for an Alzheimer's patient.  Of these caregivers 1/3 of them are over 65 years old, and 67% of them are women. 

In this episode, we're...

Jun 15, 2018

June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month, and we want to share with you the best resource for anyone affected by Alzheimer's disease, whether you're a patient, a personal caregiver for someone with Alzheimer's, or a professional caregiver.  The Alzheimer's Association website is filled with information...

Jun 8, 2018

At the Heart of Hospice we want to honor the hardest working members of the hospice care team: the nurse aides.  These men and women are the backbone of the hospice team, providing personal care to their patients every single day.  

The nurse aides provide the majority of the personal care for the hospice patients, and...

Jun 1, 2018

When Edo Banach became the president and CEO of the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in 2017, he began touring the country and visiting with hospice providers so that he could learn from them what's good about hospice, and what needs to change. 

We had the privilege of spending some time with Edo,...