American Geriatrics Society Feeding Tubes in Advanced Dementia Position Statement

American Geriatrics Society Feeding Tubes in Advanced Dementia Position Statement

Doctors generally can tell if a person has advanced dementia. The symptoms are pretty obvious. But as a rule they can’t tell if it’s the Alzheimer’s form of dementia without an expensive, highly radioactive PET scan. Other than that, only an autopsy can confirm the presence of the brain plaques that mean it’s Alzheimer’s.    That’s clearly

Doctors generally can tell if a person has advanced dementia. The symptoms are pretty obvious. But as a rule they can’t tell if it’s the Alzheimer’s form of dementia without an expensive, highly radioactive PET scan. Other than that, only an autopsy can confirm the presence of the brain plaques that mean it’s Alzheimer’s. That’s clearly

Everyone responds instinctively to music. A person’s ability to engage in music often remains intact far into the advanced stages of dementia. Music triggers certain networks of the brain that benefit people suffering from difficulties with language, cognition, or motor control.

Everyone responds instinctively to music. A person’s ability to engage in music often remains intact far into the advanced stages of dementia. Music triggers certain networks of the brain that benefit people suffering from difficulties with language, cognition, or motor control.

Teepa Snow Video: Caregiving for dementia is a long, challenging journey. It is hard to discuss care for advanced dementia, though it can leave the most profo...

Teepa Snow Video: Caregiving for dementia is a long, challenging journey. It is hard to discuss care for advanced dementia, though it can leave the most profo...

8 Tips for Coping with Elderly Parents and Advanced Dementia    A parent's physical decline or loss of memory due to dementia or Alzheimer's can cause anxiety, depression or just a niggling feeling of malaise inside.

8 Tips for Coping with Elderly Parents and Advanced Dementia A parent's physical decline or loss of memory due to dementia or Alzheimer's can cause anxiety, depression or just a niggling feeling of malaise inside.

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