Alzheimer's Disease and Hospice Care
More than 5 million people live with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in the U.S. today, and this number is expected to grow even higher. And for every one person with dementia, there are numerous others in the picture, providing care as the disease progresses. When a person enters the final stages of Alzheimer’s disease, care needs become more intensive and demanding. Many people are surprised to learn that hospice is available to help care for people in the end stages of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. This program, “Alzheimer’s Disease and Hospice Care” will help you understand how hospice helps persons with advanced dementia face the end of life with compassion and dignity.
- Fact Sheet
- Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Living with Grief® Resources
- Print Slides
- Interested in Continuing Education?
This project is provided through the support of a grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to support hospice and end-of-life care outreach and education.
CMS funds of $571,000 with HFA in-kind services of $5,710 are funding a variety of outreach and educational programs.