Palliative care in dementia: Does it work?
Dening, Karen H.
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The topic of palliative care in dementia has attracted increasing interest in recent years. Entering palliative + care + dementia into PubMed yields only 10 papers before 1990, the first from 1982. In contrast, there have been 100 or so papers in each of the last three years. The question we have set in this editorial is deliberately ambiguous. ‘Does it work?’ can be either a question about effectiveness in practice or a question about the concept of palliative care as applied to dementia and, in this regard, it is a question as to how palliative care fits in with the journey of dementia and the other models of care that may be relevant.