Studies in Learning, Evaluation, Innovation and Development > Vol. 5, No. 2 (2008)

‘Calling it quits’ – Dying with dementia

Beres Joyner, CQ District Health Service

Abstract

Dementia is a prevalent terminal condition. Many people with dementia are admitted to hospital where they may receive life saving interventions, the benefits of which should be questioned. This paper argues for advanced care planning and the timely deployment of a palliative approach to the care of people with dementia

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