Below are some links to research and other resources for clinicians who work with patients with dementia. There are also resources for caregivers or loved ones of patients with dementia.
Resources for Clinicians
- Hospice Foundation of America program
- Does Hospice Improve Quality of Care for Persons Dying from Dementia?
Bereaved family members of people with dementia who received hospice reported higher perceptions of the quality of care and quality of dying. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society August 16, 2011
- Dying from Dementia, Greg A. Sachs, M.D.
The New England Journal of Medicine Volume 361:1595-1596 October 15, 2009 Number 16
Studies have shown that patients with dementia who receive hospice care also have fewer hospitalizations and milder psychiatric symptoms as compared with those not receiving hospice care.
- Estimating Prognosis for Nursing Home Residents With Advanced Dementia
JAMA Vol. 291 No. 22, June 9, 2004
Advanced dementia is an incurable, progressive condition for which palliation is often the primary goal of care, regardless of life expectancy.
- Dementia Care Practice Recommendations for Assisted Living Residences and Nursing Homesfrom the Alzheimer’s Association (8.29 MB file)
- Alzheimer’s Disease and End-of-Life Issues
NIH National Institute on Aging