Place of death of older persons with dementia. A study in five European countries.

@article{Houttekier2010PlaceOD,
  title={Place of death of older persons with dementia. A study in five European countries.},
  author={Dirk Houttekier and Joachim Cohen and Johan Bilsen and Julia Addington-Hall and Bregje D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen and Luc H J Deliens},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={58 4},
  pages={751-6}
}
The aging of the European population will lead to a rapid increase in dementia cases in the coming decades, posing challenges for the organization and provision of end-of-life care. Studying the place of death of patients with dementia, and what determines it, is relevant in this context. Using death certificates, the deaths of people aged 65 and older whose underlying cause of death was a dementia-related disease was studied in Belgium, the Netherlands, England, Scotland, and Wales. Between 50… CONTINUE READING