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Palliative Care For Advanced Dementia Sufferers Absent

Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:15 am
by Chris From The Gulag
Disturbing report in today's Independent :

Bear in mind that reported survey covered 85 people .... ???

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/ho ... 53011.html

99% of advanced dementia sufferers not getting specialist care, finds study,

Lack of palliative care services in community means GPs and emergency services being forced to provide most of dementia patients’ healthcare.

Ninety-nine per cent of advanced dementia sufferers are not receiving specialist care they need, new research suggests.

A survey of people in the later stages of dementia shows that a lack of palliative care services in the community means GPs and emergency services are being forced to provide most of their end of life healthcare, rather than specialist services.

The study, conducted by the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department at University College London, reveals that just one per cent of advanced dementia patients had contact with specialist services such as a geriatrician or an older persons’ psychiatrist.


Obviously , those readers with carees suffering from dementia will have experiences of this problem.

Suffice to say , another hole in the safety net ?