A systematic review of the scientific evidence for the efficacy of a palliative care approach in advanced dementia

@article{Sampson2005ASR,
  title={A systematic review of the scientific evidence for the efficacy of a palliative care approach in advanced dementia},
  author={Elizabeth L. Sampson and Craig W. Ritchie and Rosalind Lai and Peter Raven and Martin R. Blanchard},
  journal={International Psychogeriatrics},
  year={2005},
  volume={17},
  pages={31 - 40}
}
Background: Patients with dementia often receive poor end-of-life care, with inadequate pain control and without access to the palliative care services that patients with cancer are offered. This has been identified as an area of need in recent U.K. Government reports and by the Alzheimer's Society (U.K.). Our objective was to perform a systematic review of the scientific literature regarding the efficacy of a palliative care model in patients with dementia. Methods: A systematic review was… 

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