Late-Stage Dementia: Promoting Comfort, Compassion, and Care

by Michael Gordon, MD, MSc, FRCPC, FACP, FRCPEdin
with Natalie Baker, BA, MSc
Publisher: iUniverse Publishing
Reviewed by: D’Arcy Little, MD, CCFP, FRCPC

Modern medicine may offer seemingly promising treatments, but eventually, the impact of Alzheimer's disease and other ailments of dementia can cause profound deterioration in the patient's quality of life. The focus must eventually shift to compassionate end-of-life care.

Michael Gordon in his new book “Late-Stage Dementia: Promoting Comfort, Compassion, and Care” shares his extensive experience with health care professionals and families struggling with these poignant and difficult decisions.

If you are a health care professional who is responsible for caring for frail elders and agrees with the sentiment: “I want to provide the best care possible” or you are a family member of a patient with later stages of dementia and trying to ensure the most compassionate care for your loved one and struggle with painful decisions when confronting the inevitable while providing love, compassion and care, you may want to source this book. It is available online at and Chapters.

And here you may read and watch what Dr. Gordon says about his latest book himself:  Dealing with difficult choices in end-stage dementia