Dying with dementia: symptoms, treatment, and quality of life in the last week of life.

@article{Hendriks2014DyingWD,
  title={Dying with dementia: symptoms, treatment, and quality of life in the last week of life.},
  author={Simone A Hendriks and Martin Smalbrugge and Cees M P M Hertogh and Jenny T van der Steen},
  journal={Journal of pain and symptom management},
  year={2014},
  volume={47 4},
  pages={710-20}
}
CONTEXT Burdensome symptoms present frequently in dementia at the end of life, but we know little about the symptom control provided, such as type and dosage of medication. OBJECTIVES To investigate symptom prevalence and prescribed treatment, explore associations with quality of life (QOL) in the last week of life, and examine symptom prevalence by cause of death of nursing home residents with dementia. METHODS Within two weeks after death, physicians completed questionnaires about… CONTINUE READING

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Causes of death were abstracted from death certificates .
Causes of death were abstracted from death certificates .
PainNo subtypeSymptoms
Pain was the most common symptom ( 52% ) , followed by agitation ( 35% ) and shortness of breath ( 35% ) .
Pain was the most common symptom ( 52% ) , followed by agitation ( 35% ) and shortness of breath ( 35% ) .
SymptomsNo subtypeDyspnea
Pain was the most common symptom ( 52% ) , followed by agitation ( 35% ) and shortness of breath ( 35% ) .
SymptomsNo subtypePain
Pain was the most common symptom ( 52% ) , followed by agitation ( 35% ) and shortness of breath ( 35% ) .
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