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Medical Musts for the New year - CompassionCare Hospice

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We hear over and over how important it is we see our primary physician annually. With so many health tests it may be hard spotting the right one for you. Here are some tips to help you talk with your doctor and make the most of your yearly visit! As we age we shrink in… Read more »


Conversation Starters to Help Talk with Someone on Hospice - CompassionCare Hospice

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Have you ever had a friend or a colleague who has gone through a difficult time, and you want to reach out to them, but you just don’t know what to do or say? Many people fear saying the wrong thing, so they end up not saying anything at all. Maybe they put off visiting or calling,… Read more »


Dementia Types - CompassionCare Hospice

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When we hear the word dementia, most automatically think of Alzheimer’s disease. While Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, there are other types, not as well known, that are equally catastrophic. Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of death in America, according to the Alzheimer’s Association and is slow progressing. Individuals start off having memory issues such as forgetting… Read more »


Make Your New Year’s Eve Safe - CompassionCare Hospice

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Whether this last year was a good or a bad year, you’ll most likely want to send it off in style this New Year’s Eve. While it’s no secret that many will enjoy a few drinks and get the party started well before, and carry on after the big countdown to 2017, there’s no point… Read more »


Being Mortal Changing Lives - CompassionCare Hospice

Senior couple on consultation with a doctor at clinic

As the end of another year approaches, many are working on their New Year resolutions. This is a great time to begin thinking of what kind of care you would want if faced with a serious illness. Although April is National Healthcare Decision month, this past year there has been an ongoing national campaign to… Read more »


An End to Alzheimer’s? - CompassionCare Hospice

Brain research challenges as a medical concept with a science doctor walking on a human neuron connection as a highwire tight rope metaphor through a maze of neurons as an icon of finding a cure for autism alzheimers and dementia.

A California neurologist (Dr. Dale Bredesen) conducted a study on 10 individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, his findings were astonishing. Six of these individuals who had been struggling with work due to memory loss and other issues had improved in their work performance due to a well-balanced diet, adequate sleep, stress reduction, specific supplements, and overall… Read more »


Blood Pressure-Know The Facts - CompassionCare Hospice

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Around 1 in 3 American adults suffers from high blood pressure. Having untreated high blood pressure can lead to serious health problems – coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke, and kidney failure. Knowing the facts and myths about blood pressure can help keep you on track and avoid this medical problem. Having low pressure actually… Read more »


How Hospice Works - CompassionCare Hospice

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Discussions around end-of-life are very difficult to have, talking about the possible loss of a loved-one can be unthinkable yet very necessary, before having to make last minute decisions. Understanding how end-of-life looks from a hospital bed or from home are two choices that many are faced with at some point in their lifetime. Sometimes… Read more »


Comforts of Music therapy - CompassionCare Hospice

A cancer survivor relaxing and playing her guitar.

Research shows that sound is the last outside sensation that registers with a human as they begin to transition out of this life. Even when someone is no longer able to communicate or no longer conscious, they can still be comforted by sounds, including music. Throughout our lifetime, music can have both positive and negative… Read more »


Go Purple for Alzheimer’s - CompassionCare Hospice

alzheimers

If you are living with dementia or have a loved one suffering from this disease, remember that you are not alone. Approximately 1 in every 2 families are dealing with this life-limiting illness but it’s possible to live well with Alzheimer’s by seeking out support from family, friends, and hospice services. Alzheimer’s is the leading… Read more »