Dementia Care at End of Life: Current Approaches

@article{Bartley2018DementiaCA,
  title={Dementia Care at End of Life: Current Approaches},
  author={M. Bartley and Laura Suarez and Reem M A Shafi and Joshua M. Baruth and Amanda J M Benarroch and M. Lapid},
  journal={Current Psychiatry Reports},
  year={2018},
  volume={20},
  pages={1-10}
}
Purpose of ReviewDementia is a progressive and life-limiting condition that can be described in three stages: early, middle, and late. This article reviews current literature on late-stage dementia.Recent FindingsSurvival times may vary across dementia subtypes. Yet, the overall trajectory is characterized by progressive decline until death. Ideally, as people with dementia approach the end of life, care should focus on comfort, dignity, and quality of life. However, barriers prevent optimal… Expand
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