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Diagnosed semantic dementia, eating constantly, fainting randomly. Is it possible to hospice in home without moving to nursing home ?

HI, my mom has semantic dementia , she was diagnosed in 2008 she has lived with me for a year now. She has started eating constantly, and recently started fainting randomly. Can you tell me how long she will be able to live with me at home, I do not want to put her in a facility. Also what is the life expectancy of her after 5 years of having this disease. I would like to go from home health to hospice in home without putting her in a nursing home, will this be possible?
Asked On : Thu, 21 Feb 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Jun 2013
Hi there ~

I understand your concerns. However your mother might need to be examined by a geriatrician or a psychiatrist qualified in geriatrics to be able to determine whether she would qualify for home with hospice along with the medication. The doctor will make this decision based on advise from the social worker as well. A multi-pronged approach to your problem will be necessary and consulting your mother's doctor is the place to start. I hope this helps.

Take care and have a lovely day!
Answered: Fri, 14 Jun 2013
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