Palliative care for patients with dementia in long-term care

Ana Tuya Fulton, Jennifer Rhodes-Kropf, Amy M. Corcoran, Diane Chau, Elizabeth Herskovits Castillo

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Abstract

Seventy percent of people in the United States who have dementia die in the nursing home. This article addresses the following topics on palliative care for patients with dementia in long-term care: (1) transitions of care, (2) infections, other comorbidities, and decisions on hospitalization, (3) prognostication, (4) the evidence for and against tube feeding, (5) discussing goals of care with families/surrogate decision makers, (6) types of palliative care programs, (7) pain assessment and management, and (8) optimizing function and quality of life for residents with advanced dementia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)153-170
Number of pages18
JournalClinics in Geriatric Medicine
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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