Later Stage Dementia: Promoting Comfort, Compassion and Care

Michael Gordon, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Medical Program Director, Baycrest Geriatric Health Care System; Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON.

Learning Objectives

When it comes to dementia much of the focus is related to diagnosis and treatment(s). A terminal phase is not always considered with conditions that cause dementia-but must be to properly plan care.

To address clinical and ethical challenges that face health care providers and families for this population and to provide health care providers with processes by which to address such ethical dilemmas.

Keywords: dementia, caregiving, end-of-life planning