Questions About End-of-Life Care for a Person with Dementia

Dementia can present special end-of-life care challenges, in part because the disease progression is so unpredictable. When someone has dementia, it’s important to understand available end-of-life medical options and weigh the benefits, risks, and side effects of any treatment. You might ask the health care team:

  • Who can help with end-of-life care?
  • How will your suggested approaches affect the person’s quality of life?
  • What options are available if care is no longer possible at home?

Explore more questions about end-of-life care for a person with dementia. This information is also available in Spanish.

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