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Home care for late stage dementia, Part 6: Tube feeding and related decisions

Home care for persons in late-stage dementia is very challenging. In a series of interviews, Dr.Soumya Hegde, Bangalore-based Consultant Geriatric Psychiatrist, discusses various aspects of home care for advanced dementia, and provides useful information and several practical suggestions. Part 6, the concluding part, discusses tube feeding and related decisions and their consequences. …

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Home care for late stage dementia, Part 5: Eating/ swallowing problems

Home care for persons in late-stage dementia is very challenging. In a series of interviews, Dr.Soumya Hegde, Bangalore-based Consultant Geriatric Psychiatrist, discusses various aspects of home care for advanced dementia, and provides useful information and several practical suggestions. Part 5 discusses a very common area of concern: when someone with dementia starts having eating/ swallowing problems. …

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Home care for late stage dementia, Part 4: Constipation, Catheter use, Dental Care, Improving the Quality of Life

Home care for persons in late-stage dementia is very challenging. In a series of interviews, Dr.Soumya Hegde, Bangalore-based Consultant Geriatric Psychiatrist, discusses various aspects of home care for advanced dementia, and provides useful information and several practical suggestions. Part 4 discusses some more specific care topics – constipation, use of catheters, dental care, and improving the person’s quality of life. …

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Home care for late stage dementia, Part 3: Bruising, skin care, exercise, massage, bedsores

Home care for persons in late-stage dementia is very challenging. In a series of interviews, Dr.Soumya Hegde, Bangalore-based Consultant Geriatric Psychiatrist, discusses various aspects of home care for advanced dementia, and provides useful information and several practical suggestions. Part 3 discusses some specific care topics – bruising, skin care and circulation, exercise, massage, and bedsores. …

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Home care for late stage dementia, Part 2: Getting medical advice and preparing for decline

Home care for persons in late-stage dementia is very challenging. In a series of interviews, Dr.Soumya Hegde, Bangalore-based Consultant Geriatric Psychiatrist, discusses various aspects of home care for advanced dementia, and provides useful information and several practical suggestions. Part 2 discusses how to get medical attention, stay in touch with doctors, and cope with the deteriorating medical status and related decisions. …

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Home care for late stage dementia, Part 1: Prepare for home care

Home care for persons in late-stage dementia is very challenging. In a series of interviews, Dr.Soumya Hegde, Bangalore-based Consultant Geriatric Psychiatrist, discusses various aspects of home care for advanced dementia, and provides useful information and several practical suggestions. Part 1 discusses how to organize the home and prepare for smoother care for someone with advanced dementia. …

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