Memory Impairment Illness​

Our expert staff and volunteers can begin to help dementia patients and their our-services-specialized-memory.jpgloved ones immediately after diagnosis. Whether the onset of dementia is caused by Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia because of strokes, Parkinson's disease or a number of other conditions that result in memory loss and cognitive decline, our specialized services can help.

Caring for a loved one with memory loss and cognitive decline can be overwhelming and confusing.  Hospice of the Western Reserve can be an entry point to services that guide and support both the patient and their loved ones through the many phases of dementia.

Services include:

  • An overview of what to expect
  • Assistance with advance care planning
  • Guidance in creating legacy through ethical wills
  • Art and music therapy
  • Emotional and psychosocial support
  • Patient advocacy and assistance with community referrals
  • Grief counseling for both the individual and family members
  • Palliative care consultations addressing:
    • physical symptoms
    • emotional and spiritual issues
    • depression and behavioral problems
    • patient safety at all phases of the illness
    • medication adjustments
    • nutritional issues