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Analysis Of The End Stage Dementia

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When working with hospice patients diagnosed with Dementia, the focus in medicine shifts from curative to that of providing comfort care and symptom control. The end stage Dementia patient typically presents unable to communicate meaningfully, incontinent, unable to ambulate or sit without assistance and exhibits swallowing concerns. The feeding and swallowing issues that arise with the progression of this disease can be challenging for family members, as many loved ones exhibit a need to feed. Providing the caregiver and family education related to not only the death and dying process but also the side effects related to interventions such as artificial nutrition is a vital part of the end of life process. Excellent patient education and condition
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