End of life care: achieving dignity for those with dementia

Author:
SOCIAL CARE INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE
Publisher:
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Publication year:
2014
Pagination:
11 minutes 9 seconds
Place of publication:
London

This film illustrates the steps involved in supporting a person with dementia to die well, through the experience of Mairead Smart and her family. It is crucial to recognise when a person with dementia enters the final weeks and days of their life and to respond with support that avoids unnecessary interventions and reflects the wishes of the individual and their family. Person centred care, advance care planning, the Gold Standards Framework and the Liverpool Care Pathway can all help care staff to deliver good dementia care and good end of life care. This film was previously available under the title 'Dementia and end of life care'. (Edited publisher abstract)

Subject terms:
palliative care, person-centred care, advance care planning, advance decision, care pathways, end of life care, dementia, dying;
Location(s):
United Kingdom
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