From dementia diagnosis through active disease and end-of-life care
Equity of care for dementia patients
People with dementia and their caregivers have been shown to have palliative care needs equal to those of cancer patients.
A diagnosis begins with palliative care
Just like cancer patients, palliative care for people living with dementia should start at the time of screening and continue through the journey of the disease process.
Essential aspects of care for a dementia patient's palliative journey
Coordination of care
Physical aspects of care
Swallowing difficulties, feeding decisions, driving and mobility discussions
Cultural and spiritual care
Psychological and psychiatric
Anticipatory grief, behavioral management
Know your options
Medical aid in dying discussion, hospice care at home