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?