Tag Archives: Decision-Making at End of Life

Review of Tube Feeding in Advanced Dementia (Journal of Aging Research)

Summary A narrative literature review has investigated tube feeding in persons with advanced dementia, offering a comprehensive and unbiased attempt to achieve a balanced assessment of the perceived benefits and common disadvantages of such interventons, in broad terms of quality … Continue reading

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Palliative Care in Advanced Dementia (Cochrane Database)

Summary A recent Cochrane review assessed the evidence concerning the effect of palliative care interventions in advanced dementia. As usually happens in rigorous studies of this nature, the authors of this review could find few high quality trials exploring palliative … Continue reading

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Facilitating Difficult Conversations About Encroaching Old Age (BBC News / Independent Age)

Summary Independent Age (using the services of ComRes) conducted a survey which indicates that many people avoid talking about getting old and planning for loss of independence in old age. People tend to find conversations about end-of-life care particularly difficult … Continue reading

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International Consensus on Quality Indicators for Palliative Cancer and Dementia Care (BMC Health Services Research)

Summary Quality indicators have been developed concerning palliative care for patients with cancer and / or dementia in different settings in various European countries. This article presents the efforts of a multidisciplinary international panel of experts to compile a set … Continue reading

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Responsibility for End-of-Life Care in Care Homes Without On-Site Nursing Provision (Nursing Times / Health & Social Care in the Community)

Summary Many care homes in England do not have nurses on site and rely on visits from GPs and district nurses for primary care and referral to specialist services. A recent study examined expectations and experiences of the responsibility for … Continue reading

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Ten Priorities for Dementia Research / Dementia Action (Department of Health / BBC News)

Summary Evidence assembled in the “Dementia: a state of the nation report on dementia care and support in England” report has been interpreted as indicating the following ten priorities for action and further research: Prevention: improvements to public health are required … Continue reading

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Dying Well at Home: Integrated Working (SCIE)

Summary This Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) guide is about enabling people to die at home when they wish, and improving the quality of their care. Sections of the guide, online, comprise: Recommendations. Choosing to die at home. Dying … Continue reading

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Dying Matters (Dying Matters Coalition)

Summary The Dying Matters Coalition was set up in 2009. They have created a wide range of resources to help people start conversations about dying, death and bereavement. “Dying Matters is a broad-based and inclusive national coalition of 28,000 members, which aims to … Continue reading

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End of Life Care for People with Advanced Dementia (Jewish Care / UCL)

Summary This report covers the “End of Life Care in Advanced Dementia (ELCAD)” project. This was a three-year practice based study funded by the King’s Fund and carried out in a large Jewish Care nursing home in collaboration with University … Continue reading

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Dying Well With Dementia (Alzheimer’s Society)

[A version of this item features in Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust), Volume 3 Issue 4, November 2012]. Summary The Alzheimer’s Society’s “My life until the end: dying well with dementia” report gives an overview of … Continue reading

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