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Making tough decisions about end-of-life care in dementia

Author: Anne Kenny
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: 36-hour day book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Each year, more than 500,000 people are diagnosed with dementia in the United States. As stunning as that figure is, countless family members and caregivers are also affected by each diagnosis. Families are faced with the need to make vital end-of-life decisions about medical treatment, legal and financial matters, and living situations for those who no longer can; no one is prepared for this process. And many  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Personal Narrative
Case Reports
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Kenny
ISBN: 9781421426662 1421426668 9781421426679 1421426676
OCLC Number: 1021223282
Description: xii, 218 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Understanding the end and the need for letting go --
Preparing to let go : emotions of caring --
Making decisions for others --
Legal aspects of decisions --
Complex medical decisions --
Decisions about places of care --
Changing care needs in the end of life --
Changing needs for the caregiver/partner at the end of life --
Active dying --
Afterloss and adjustment.
Series Title: 36-hour day book.
Responsibility: Anne Kenny, MD.

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Making Tough Decisions about End-of-Life Care in Dementia is a lifeline, an invaluable guide to assist in the late stage of dementia.  Read more...

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The text is enriched with stories of Kenny's own family (her mother died of dementia) and from numerous other patients and families, which brings what she has to say to life. She does not pull any Read more...

 
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