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Top 6 considerations when making end-of-life feeding recommendations for patients with dementia

December 13, 2019

Would you recommend alternative nutrition for a patient with end-stage dementia? The truth is, it’s complicated, but knowing the facts and factors involved can help to better guide decision making and determine goals of care. In a comprehensive scoping review, Newman and colleagues asked,

 

What factors contribute to decision-making regarding feeding and nutrition methods in patients with end-stage dementia?

Their findings revealed six main factors with corresponding facts to consider…

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