9. Palliative Care in Advanced Dementias
Published Online: 25 OCT 2013
Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
How to Cite
Quinn, J. F. (2013) Palliative Care in Advanced Dementias, in Dementia, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Oxford. doi: 10.1002/9781118656082.ch9
- Published Online: 25 OCT 2013
- Published Print: 13 NOV 2013
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.