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More palliative care needed for aging dementia patients

Key clinical point: Dementia patients will have specific end-of-life needs and require improved access to hospice and palliative care.

Major finding: The number of aging adults with dementia is expected to rise, and their unique problems such as confusion and trouble maintaining weight will need consideration as part of palliative care.

Study details: The data come from a review of current palliative care strategies for adults with dementia.

Disclosures: The researchers had no financial conflicts to disclose.


Hashimie J et al. Clin Geriatr Med. 2020. doi: 10.1016/j.cger.2019.11.011.