Easing the strain at the end of life
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Easing the strain at the end of life

Jennifer Trueland Freelance health journalist

The number of people with dementia who visit the emergency department in their last year of life is rising, prompting calls for better care planning and support for families

More people with dementia are dying at home and not in hospital, an indication that end of life care is improving. However, this does not mean they are spending their final months, weeks and days surrounded by home comforts, away from the clinical setting.

Nursing Standard. 32, 12, 26-28. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.12.26.s19

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