End-of-Life Care for People with Dementia

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As they reach the end of life, people suffering from dementia can present special challenges for caregivers. People can live with diseases such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s dementia for years, so it can be hard to think of these as terminal diseases. But, they do cause death.Dementia causes the gradual loss of thinking, remembering, and reasoning abilities, making it difficult for those who want to provide supportive care at the end of life to know what is needed.

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Original Article Source Credits:National Institute of Aging, https://www.nia.nih.gov

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Original Article Posted on : May 17, 2017

Link to Original Article:https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/end-life-care-people-dementia