Management of end-stage dementia.

  title={Management of end-stage dementia.},
  author={David Lussier and Marie-Andr{\'e}e Bruneau and Juan Manuel Villalpando},
  journal={Primary care},
  volume={38 2},
  pages={247-64, viii}
Dementia is a progressive and noncurable illness, and its management in late stages should follow a palliative care approach. However, many patients with advanced dementia sustain aggressive interventions that do not improve their survival and might hinder their comfort and quality of life. This is likely explained by a lack of research on this population; a lack of knowledge from health care providers, patients, and family members; and lack of communication between those caring for these… CONTINUE READING