The Power of Partnership: Palliative Care in Dementia (December 2009)

The Power of Partnership: Palliative Care in Dementia (December 2009)

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This title examines the need for stronger partnerships between dementia care and Palliative Care services to bring about improved care for people with dementia at the end of life.

It explores what these partnerships need to reflect on and provides examples of tools to support practice when caring for somebody with advanced dementia at the end of life including some to help identify the point of at which patients have a need for greater palliative care. It also makes recommendations as to what is required from dementia care and from Palliative Care services and gives examples of partnerships already underway.

Informed by research and policy on palliative and dementia care and written by experts from a range of clinical and policy backgrounds it aims to encourage wider discussion on this complex but extremely important area of care.