Hospice & Palliative Care

End Stage Disease Progression and Complications – Neurologic Disorders (Learning Hospice)

Neurological disorders are among the leading causes of morbidity and death worldwide. While strokes is the 3rd leading cause of death, after heart disease and cancer, in the United States, other neurological disease, such as Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 肌萎缩性侧索硬化 (ALS), and multiple sclerosis 多发性硬化症 (MS), have a more chronic course that leads to protracted disability, morbidity, and ultimately, death.

End-stage disease progression of neurologic disorders varies but there are some commonalities:

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