9. Palliative Care in Advanced Dementias

  1. Joseph F. Quinn MD
  1. Ira Byock1 and
  2. Cory Ingram2

Published Online: 25 OCT 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118656082.ch9



How to Cite

Quinn, J. F. (2013) Palliative Care in Advanced Dementias, in Dementia, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Oxford. doi: 10.1002/9781118656082.ch9

Author Information

  1. Department of Neurology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, OR, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, USA

  2. 2

    Mayo Clinic, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Health System, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 OCT 2013
  2. Published Print: 13 NOV 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470674246

Online ISBN: 9781118656082



  • palliative care;
  • advanced dementia;
  • Watch Over Me;
  • care plan


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.