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Dying with dementia—how can we improve the care and support of patients and their families

Authors: Mari Lloyd-Williams, Karen Harrison Dening, Jacqueline Crowther

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Palliative care for patients with dementia can be a challenge for clinicians where assessment of symptoms in patients who may not be able to express their needs is difficult and recognising that patients are entering the terminal phase complex. As academic clinicians we will discuss the current situation with a UK focus and review some of the recent research exploring palliative care for patients with dementia.

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