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62 Palliative Care in Dementia Patients — An Approach to Better Care
  1. F Boyd,
  2. K Adie,
  3. M Trevethan and
  4. B Chapman
  1. Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust, Department of Eldercare, Royal Cornwall Hospital

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Introduction

Dementia is a group of symptoms that result in cognitive, personality and behavioural changes. Its evolution can vary widely. Over time, the individual experiences physical and functional deterioration to the point where they need full care. In the UK, 100,000 dementia sufferers a year will die and many will die in hospitals, where involvement of palliative services for such …

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