Category Archives: Dementia

Dementia and Palliative Care – A Good Fit?

Fran McInerney, Professor of Dementia Studies and Education at the Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia, explores the background to and some implications of the longer article she and colleagues published in the March issue … Continue reading

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Dementia, what is the role of the Specialist Palliative Care Service?

Jacinta Kelly, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Community Palliative Care Team, North West Hospice, Sligo, and Dympna O’Connell, Lecturer, Department of Nursing at St Angela’s College, Sligo, Ireland, explain the background to their longer article published in the January/February issue of the … Continue reading

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Palliative care in dementia: Call for papers for a special issue of Palliative Medicine

Guest editors of the special issue, Julian C. Hughes, The RICE Centre, Bristol University, UK and Jenny T. van der Steen, Leiden University Medical Center and Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, invite you to contribute . . .  … Continue reading

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Namaste – combining compassionate nursing care with meaningful activity for people with advanced dementia

Min Stacpoole is a nurse researcher who formerly worked in the Care Homes Project Team at St Christopher’s Hospice, London, UK. Inspired by experiences from the US, the hospice set up a research study to look at the effect of … Continue reading

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Observable discomfort in people with dementia: does it point to pain or another cause?

Jenny T van der Steen, Elizabeth L Sampson and Nele JA Van Den Noortgate explain the background to their longer article published in the May/June edition of the European Journal of Palliative Care. Pain is common in older people, and probably … Continue reading

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How much do we know about what influences place of care and death of older people with advanced dementia?

A team of international researchers, Marjolein Gysels, (The Netherlands), Bridget Johnston (UK), Claudia Bausewein (Germany), Hristina Petkova (UK) and Fliss Murtagh (UK), explain the background to their longer article published in the March/April issue of the European Journal of Palliative Care. … Continue reading

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Hospitalisations of nursing home residents with dementia in the last month of life

Dirk Houttekier, PhD, researcher at the End-of-Life Care Research Group of Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and Ghent University explains the background to his longer research article that was selected as Editor’s Choice in the October edition of Palliative Medicine. Since … Continue reading

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