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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 347-351

The application of palliative care in dementia


1 Department of Medical Librarianship and Information, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
2 Department of Critical Care Nursing, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

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Mozhdeh Tajari
Department of Critical Care Nursing, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_105_18

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Introduction and Objective: Palliative care can be of great help to people with dementia during their old ages. The aim of this study was to assess the use of palliative care in patients with dementia. Methods: Search was conducted in PubMed, ScienceDirect, Google Scholar, and Scopus databases. A step-by-step approach was used to identify relevant studies, and related studies of were demarcated and other studies were excluded. This study has used empirical studies, review studies, and guidelines for health organizations in different countries. Results: A total of 65 sources were used, of which 24 were completely related to the subject of the study. In related studies, the use of various ways and means of palliative care to improve quality of life, reduce pain, and prevent falling in people with dementia is discussed. Discussion and Conclusion: Palliative care can help people with dementia to improve their quality of life; however, more research is needed on the application and proper management of palliative care in patients with dementia.


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