A palliative approach to falls in advanced dementia

18/01/2018

Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

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Date of publication: 11 December 2017

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This review looks at the common challenges and pitfalls in both the management of falls and the provision of palliative care in advanced dementia.

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A palliative approach to falls in advanced dementia

19/12/2017

Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 2017, online

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication: December 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Falls are a preventable cause of injury and death in older adults with dementia, and can be a marker of quality of care in long-term care facilities. This clinical review considers the common challenges and pitfalls in both the management of falls and the provision of palliative care in advanced dementia. It concludes that falls in the advanced stage of dementia can be sentinel events indicating the need for a palliative approach to care. Rather than replace falls prevention activities, a palliative approach to falls prompts the selection of dementia stage-appropriate interventions with a focus on symptom management, comfort, and dignity.

Length of publication: 1 page

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow thi slink to find your local NHS Library.