Later stages of dementia

Place of death

A person with dementia should be supported to die in a place of their choice whenever possible.

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Symptoms of Alzheimer's disease

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. 

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Making decisions about end of life care

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.

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End of life care and communication

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. 

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End of life care

This page explains what happens when someone in the later stages of dementia is nearing the end of life, and when they die.

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