Getting it right: end of life care and dementia
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End of life in dementia is recognised as being complex. One in three people will die with the condition, yet it can be difficult for practitioners to recognise nearness to death for an older person with dementia because older people often experience a gradual long-term decline and communication difficulties.
As a result there is commonly under-treatment of symptoms such as pain, and the use of more aggressive interventions such as artificial feeding. Too many people die a painful, undignified death in hospital when their wishes would have been to be supported to die at home.
There are local transformation programmes across Sussex to improve the end of life care pathway and to improve the dementia care pathway.
NHS Sussex successfully secured Regional Innovation Funding (RIF) for one year to support Sussex in implement a change in the model of care at the junction of these two pathways.
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