Ageing, Dementia and Palliative Care
This chapter advances the view that during the terminal stages of the common illnesses associated with ageing the care provided needs to be informed by sound palliative practice. Secondly, the chapter argues that the extension of palliative care to these groups will raise distinctive and often novel issues, especially in the case of the frail aged with dementia. It discusses communication and planning; the nurse's role as story-teller; whose voice will be heard?; problems with communication; and when 'enough is enough'.
- Communication and planning
- The Nurses Role as story-teller
- Whose voice will be heard?
- Problems with communication
- Psychological disturbances
- When 'enough is enough'