The 'natural' endpoint of dementia: death from cachexia or dehydration following palliative care?

@article{Koopmans2007TheE,
  title={The 'natural' endpoint of dementia: death from cachexia or dehydration following palliative care?},
  author={Raymond T. C. M. Koopmans and Karin J M A van der Sterren and Jenny T van der Steen},
  journal={International journal of geriatric psychiatry},
  year={2007},
  volume={22 4},
  pages={350-5}
}
OBJECTIVES To investigate the causes of death in nursing home patients with dementia, and to compare causes of death in patients who survive until the final phase of dementia with those who die before reaching that phase, adjusted for potential confounders. DESIGN Observational analysis of a cohort of patients with a prospective follow-up. SETTING Psychogeriatric nursing home 'Joachim en Anna' in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. PARTICIPANTS Eight hundred and ninety dementia patients admitted… CONTINUE READING
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