Palliative Care in Advanced Dementias

Ira Byock, Cory Ingram

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1 Scopus citations

Abstract

This chapter reviews the trajectory and predictable progression of problems encountered by people with dementia. It presents Watch Over Me, a practical framework and set of guiding principles for clinicians, patients and families to use in preparing for the future, making treatment decisions, developing individualized plans for care, preventing or alleviating suffering, and achieving a satisfactory sense of life completion and closure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDementia
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Pages121-136
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781118656082
ISBN (Print)9780470674246
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 28 2013

Keywords

  • Advanced dementia
  • Care plan
  • Palliative care
  • Watch Over Me

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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