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Understanding Dementia and the Medical and Moral Dilemmas of End of Life Care
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Sumer Verma, MD

Apr 30, 2014

Understanding Dementia and the Medical and Moral Dilemmas of End of Life Care

      
     

    Article from The New Yorker, Apr 28, 2014

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      Take-Away Points of the Presentation

      1: Dementia is a growing public health hazard. It is one of the top ten causes of death and cannot be prevented, cured or effectively slowed.

      2: The loss of function tends to follow a pattern that reverses the developmental sequence that is responsible for the acquisition of function in infancy, and young adulthood.

      3: Pharmacological interventions are often not evidence based and can result in even greater dysfunction.

      4: Dementia is a terminal illness and as health care providers we must become more comfortable with palliative care and ensuring the idea of a good death.

       

          
         

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