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Living and Dying with Dementia: Dialogues about palliative care

Neil Small, Katherine Froggatt, and Murna Downs

Abstract

Improvements in health care in the 21st century mean people are living longer, but with the paradox that chronic illness is increasingly prevalent. Dementia, a term used to describe various different brain disorders that involve a loss of brain function which is usually progressive and eventually severe, is a condition associated with an ageing population and is becoming increasingly common. Worldwide, there are approximately 24 million people with dementia, expected to rise to 81 million by 2040. Inevitably, people living with dementia will die, but their needs at the end of life are not well ... More

Keywords: chronic illness, dementia, brain disorders, brain function, ageing population, palliative care

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780198566878
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566878.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Neil Small, author
Professor of Health Research, University of Bradford, UK
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Katherine Froggatt, author
Senior Lecturer, Institute for Health Research, Lancaster University, UK
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Murna Downs, author
Professor of Dementia Studies, University of Bradford, UK
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