Alzheimer’s disease could become serious and escalate to a terminal illness. This will happen when the disease already reached the seventh and final stage: very severe decline. In this stage, experts in hospice care in Garden Grove, California become more careful in providing necessary assistance.
- The last two stages of Alzheimer’s.
The final two stages of Alzheimer’s disease are severe decline (6th stage) and very severe decline (7th stage). Starting at the sixth level, the patient begins to experience confusion, inability to recognize faces, and other symptoms. In the seventh stage, when the end of life care is provided, the patient already loses the ability to communicate and is relying on infusion care to get nutrients.
- Hospice care services are needed.
From stage six until the final stage, individuals with Alzheimer’s need pain management, assistance with activities of daily living, assistance in going to and from the toilet, respite care, bereavement counseling, and more. Palliative care in California is indispensable in controlling the pain during a very severe decline.
Medical and non-medical care services are both necessary for seniors dealing with Alzheimer’s at any level of the disease. When things get worst, we, at Advocare Hospice, are here to support you every step of the way. Feel free to get in touch with us at 714-265-7348 whenever you need our help.