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When approaching end of life, unnecessary hospital admissions and cumbersome interventions can negatively impact quality of life for an individual with dementia, with physical comfort and personal dignity being jeopardised.  It can be traumatic for the individual and their loved ones, and expensive for families and the NHS. With increasing numbers of people living to an older age with multiple, complex co-morbidities, possibly super-imposed on dementia, this issue is set to increase with projected figures indicating people with dementia is to reach 1 million by 20251.

Advance Care Planning (ACP) can work towards addressing this issue, providing a forum to express an individual’s wishes regarding treatment and preferred place of care when they are unable to do so independently. This may help them to avoid unwanted and unnecessary hospital admissions. 

It is important for health professionals, family and friends to be aware of an individual...

Dementia Centred
16th Oct 2019

Members of the University of Stirling’s Dementia and Ageing Research Group (DARG) involved in the UK-Japan Network...

Dementia Centred
16th Oct 2019
Dementia Centred
18th Sep 2019