With an aging population and a dwindling pool of family members available to care for them, increasing numbers of Americans now find themselves in the role of caregiver. Much has been written about the significant challenges of caring for chronically ill family members or those with dementia, but the realities of caring for a dying loved one are unique and less understood.
View our resources in this area:
- Advance Care Planning: Medical Issues to Consider
- Alzheimer’s Disease (and Other Brain Diseases) and Hospice Care
- Alzheimer’s Disease and Grieving Caregivers
- Artificial Nutrition and Hydration at the End of Life: Beneficial or Harmful?
- Caregiving at Life’s End: Facing the Challenges
- Coma and Persistent Vegetative State: An Exploration of Terms
- Identifying and Addressing Pain in Cognitively Impaired Older Adults
- Pain and dementia: A booklet for caregivers
- Providing Care for Complex Illnesses at Home: Can I Do It? Tips for caregivers.
- Roles of the Family and Health Professionals in the Care of the Seriously Ill Patient
- Use of Opiates to Manage Pain in the Seriously and Terminally Ill Patient