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Forget me not: palliative care for people with dementia
  1. Dylan Harris
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr Dylan Harris
 Specialist Registrar in Palliative Medicine, Ty Oliven, Morriston Hospital, Swansea SA6 6NL, UK; dgharris{at}doctors.org.uk

Abstract

Dementia is a progressive life limiting condition with increasing prevalence and complex needs. Palliative care needs of patients with dementia are often poorly addressed; symptoms such as pain are under treated while these patients are over subjected to burdensome interventions. Research into palliative care in dementia remains limited but recent developments together with national guidelines and policies set foundations for improving the delivery of palliative care to this group of the population.

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