How can I improve cancer services for people with dementia?
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How can I improve cancer services for people with dementia?

Naomi Farrington Advanced nurse practitioner in systemic anti-cancer therapy, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Alison Richardson Clinical professor of cancer nursing and end of life care, University of Southampton and University Hospital Southampton NHSFT
Jackie Bridges Professor of older people’s care, University of Southampton

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People with dementia have poorer cancer outcomes than those without, and are more likely to experience complications and poorer overall survival (McWilliams et al 2017). Few interventions are designed for older people with cancer and complex needs, such as those with dementia (Farrington et al 2022).

Cancer Nursing Practice. 21, 5, 22-22. doi: 10.7748/cnp.21.5.22.s10

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