The Last Stage of Alzheimer’s: What You Need to Know

By | June 5th, 2018

We talk to Dr. Liz Sampson, an expert in end-life-care, and Jasja Kotterman, who lost her mother to Alzheimer’s, about what to expect in the last stage of Alzheimer’s and the best way to care for a loved one.

00:00 What happens to the brain at the end of Alzheimer’s
12:36 The questions you should ask your doctor about the end stage of Alzheimer’s
21:21 The symptoms of death in dementia: what carers need to know
26:45 How to approach end-of-life discussions
32:50 Preparing for the final stage of Alzheimer’s

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4 thoughts on “The Last Stage of Alzheimer’s: What You Need to Know

  1. i personalty feel that giving some one in the early stages of Alzheimer’s the right to choose how they want to die. i went thru watching my mother die from this disease. i know she wouldn’t want her family to see this. also she would of been horrified to see the person she turned into & would not of wanted to see this happen to her. right to die with dignity should be left up to that person when they are able to make that when they are still able to – not a court of law. they stick their nose into our personal business way to much. we let our pets die with dignify why can’t we make that choice for our self.

  2. My 76 yr husband is going int stage 7. I love him to death. Meaning my heart would be clear if he died now. Washing his teeth out of the toilet would not be something I would want him to know. How can I help.

  3. It’s too bad the audio quality is so poor. The topic is good but I could not understand much of the Dr.’s comments and gave up after just a few minutes.

  4. Diagnosed in October last year with tell-tale symptoms since March moving at a rapid pace, beyond angry my ones would be saddled with my care for only God knows how long and my dignity not taken into account because this disease isn’t recognized by Death With Dignity legislation, or is it?

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