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Alzheimer’s Disease for Physicians

Alzheimer’s & Related Diseases - For Physicians

1.  Stage 7 or > according to the FAST scale with all the following:

  • Unable to ambulate without assistance
  • Unable to dress/bathe without assistance
  • Urinary and fecal incontinence
  • No consistently meaningful verbal communication

AND

2.  Has had at least one of the following conditions within the past 12 months:

  • Aspiration pneumonia
  • Pyelonephritis or other upper urinary tract infection
  • Septicemia
  • Pressure ulcers, multiple and or/ Stage 3 or Stage 4
  • Fever, recurrent after antibiotics
  • Inability to maintain sufficient fluid and calorie intake with 10% weight loss during previous 6 months or serum albumin <2.5gm/dL

In the absence of one or more of the above findings, rapid decline or comorbidities may also support eligibility for hospice care.