End-of-Life Care: Under-Recognition of People With Dementia? (BBC News / Marie Curie Cancer Care)

Summary

A report by Marie Curie Cancer Care and the Alzheimer’s Society asserts that dementia sufferers may not always get the quality of care needed, possibly because their condition is not recognised sufficiently (at a societal level and in commissioning circles) as a terminal illness.

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Dementia patients lack proper care, says report. London: BBC Health News, December 1st 2014.

This relates to:

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Living and dying with dementia in England: barriers to care. London: Marie Curie and Alzheimer’s Society, December 1st 2014.

There is also an executive summary from Marie Curie and the Alzheimer’s Society (i.e. just an overview of the main report) which summarises the barriers preventing people with dementia in gaining access to high-quality care in England at the end of life. There are said to be three main themes / series of barriers:

  1. Identification and planning.
  2. Inequality of access.
  3. Quality of care.

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Living and dying with dementia in England: barriers to care. [Marie Curie’s executive summary]. London: Marie Curie and Alzheimer’s Society, December 1st 2014.

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