A very close family member is in the final stages of dementia/Lou Gehrig's disease. We (my family) are seriously consider hospice care. Does anyone have experience with hospice? Can you still seek treatment for concurring issues like arthritis during hospice? Does the hospice physician trump the current primary care doctor? Do you have to make an immediate decision for end of life care? Does the patient and family members still have control over medical decisions? Have your experiences been positive or negative? Would you recommend hospice?