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Later stages of dementia
Find organisations that can provide help and support at the end of the person's life.
A person with dementia should be supported to die in a place of their choice whenever possible.
A person in the later stages of dementia will have needs based on how they are feeling, and any cultural, spiritual or religious beliefs and practices.
The symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease are generally mild to start with, but they get worse over time and start to interfere with daily life. Read how the symptoms can progress.
As someone nears the end of their life there will be important decisions to make, including whether they should be resuscitated if they have a heart attack, where they wish to die and any religious practices they want observed.
A person with dementia may have physical needs at the end of their life that you will need to understand.
A person in the later stages is likely to have problems with communication. It is important to learn how to understand their feelings and needs at the end of their life.
Dementia is a life-limiting illness, but it is very difficult to know how long someone with dementia will live for.
This page explains what happens when someone in the later stages of dementia is nearing the end of life, and when they die.