Progression - END OF LIFE - What is Alzheimer’s disease? End of life – what to expect
17 November 2023
Progression END OF LIFE This document is one in a five-part series on the stages of Alzheimer’s disease and is written for the person living with dementia and their caregivers. [...] For a general overview of the disease, its stages and the approach to care, please see The Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease – Overview sheet. [...] When a person is in the very late stages of Alzheimer’s disease, the focus should be on quality of life and comfort, rather than on length of life and treatment. [...] If the decision is made to have the person die at home, it is important that the physician refer the person to home support services so that a community nurse can assist the family in determining the care required, teach the caregiver how to undertake it, and provide support and direction as needed. [...] This down is part of the disease process - Use a cotton swab moistened with water or glycerine to dampen the lips - Get direction for how to provide mouth care including cleaning the teeth, tongue and inside of the mouth Possible build-up of secretions in - Speak to your health-care professional for assistance in the lungs or back of throat; dry these matters mouth Sleepiness increases; the - Watc.