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EOL Care in Dementia: Palliative Care & Hospice

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End of Life Care for Patients with Dementia: Palliative Care and Hospice

Wayne McCormick, MD, MPH

Professor and Director
Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine
School of Medicine
University of Washington

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Learning Objectives

 

By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:

  • Identify end-of-life characteristics of patients with dementia.
  • Recognize hospice benefits for older people with dementia.
  • Identify the pros and cons of interventions in dementia

 

[From the Spring 2017 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series, with funding from the Alzheimer’s Supplement to the NW Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center]

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