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Are Feeding Tubes Good for People with Advanced Dementia-


This is a sensory blanket. We have a family member suffering from advanced dementia, and this is the second blanket I’ve made for her.  The first one was the size of a cot blanket, whereas th…

Does a human being with Alzheimer's disease stop being a person? What can people with advanced dementia still do? How can we honor the dignity of individuals coping with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias? In this symposium, experts in the fields of patient care, psychology, philosophy, medicine, neuroscience, and a family caregiver discuss the effect of severe cognitive loss on people with dementia and those who care for them.


The use of feeding tubes in patients with dementia has decreased in part because of research from Dr. Susan Mitchell and her team at the Institute for Aging Research (IFAR), who found more harm than good often came from using feeding tubes in advanced dementia patients. Her findings are detailed here, in The New Old Age for The New York Times.

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