Preferences for end-of-life treatment: concordance between older adults with dementia or mild cognitive impairment and their spouses.

@article{Ayalon2012PreferencesFE,
  title={Preferences for end-of-life treatment: concordance between older adults with dementia or mild cognitive impairment and their spouses.},
  author={Liat Ayalon and Yaacov G. Bachner and Tzvi Dwolatzky and Jeremia Heinik},
  journal={International psychogeriatrics},
  year={2012},
  volume={24 11},
  pages={1798-804}
}
BACKGROUND There is considerable debate about the ability of proxies to adequately reflect patients' preferences regarding end-of-life care, when patients are no longer capable of stating their preferences. This study evaluated concordance in end-of-life preferences between patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia and their spouses. METHODS A cross-sectional sample of 106 respondents (53 couples) was recruited in two psychogeriatric clinics. Bivariate analyses were conducted… CONTINUE READING
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