Patients With Dementia Present Communication Challenges In Hospice Care

KHN, 7 September 2016
Author: Rachel Bluth
“Hospice’s purpose, at least one of them, is to ease a dying patient’s pain at the end of life and improve the quality of that life. But what’s to be done when a dementia patient in her waning days can’t communicate her pain or help identify the cause? Or resists taking medications? Helping a dementia patient in pain can be challenging for hospice care providers, according to a recent study in the American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias.”
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