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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866906/end-of-life-care-for-advanced-dementia-patients-in-residential-care-home-a-hong-kong-perspective
#1
James K H Luk, Felix H W Chan
Dementia will become more common as the population ages. Advanced dementia should be considered as a terminal illnesses and end-of-life (EOL) care is very much needed for this disease group. Currently, the EOL services provided to this vulnerable group in Hong Kong, especially those living in residential care homes, is limited. The usual practice of residential care homes is to send older residents with advanced dementia to acute hospitals when they are sick, irrespective of their wish, premorbid status, diagnoses and prognosis...
August 28, 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866903/embracing-the-setting-sun-provision-of-palliative-care-via-a-collaborative-model-between-hospital-and-community-for-patients-with-intellectual-disabilities
#2
Cho Wing Li, Yuk Chun Wong, Yiu Man Lo, Mau Kwong Sham, Hon Wai Cheng, Theresa Lai, Wai Kee Lau, Kwok Ying Chan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 26, 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866904/a-selective-review-of-medical-cannabis-in-cancer-pain-management
#3
Alexia Blake, Bo Angela Wan, Leila Malek, Carlo DeAngelis, Patrick Diaz, Nicholas Lao, Edward Chow, Shannon O'Hearn
Insufficient management of cancer-associated chronic and neuropathic pain adversely affects patient quality of life. Patients who do not respond well to opioid analgesics, or have severe side effects from the use of traditional analgesics are in need of alternative therapeutic op-tions. Anecdotal evidence suggests that medical cannabis has potential to effectively manage pain in this patient population. This review presents a selection of representative clinical studies, from small pilot studies conducted in 1975, to double-blind placebo-controlled trials conducted in 2014 that evaluated the efficacy of cannabinoid-based therapies containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) for reducing cancer-associated pain...
August 23, 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866905/where-is-the-value-in-care
#4
EDITORIAL
Aparna Sajja
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 22, 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754054/help-me-help-me
#5
Joyce Simard
Disruptive vocalization and resisting personal care is a problem for staff in most skilled nursing facilities. Often these behaviors result in the resident being treated with antipsychotics. The Namaste Care program which takes place in a calm environment and offers a loving touch approach to care, has been successful in eliminating these behaviors. The room or space where Namaste Care takes place is as free from disruption as possible and as the resident is welcomed into the room, the calming music and scent of lavender surrounds them...
October 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754053/complex-decision-making-in-patients-with-dementia-in-an-internal-medicine-department
#6
Ladislav Kabelka
With the increase of polymorbidity, extending life expectancy and improving treatment options for chronic diseases, the care for dementia is moving into other areas of medicine. The length and quality of life with advanced dementia is directly dependent on the quality of medical and nursing care, early detection and treatment of complications, nutritional support and palliative care plan. Significant is also the support for family carers. The key coordinators of care for patients with dementia are general practitioners (GPs), geriatricians, psychiatrists, and an increasingly important role play internists...
October 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754052/hospices-and-care-homes-similarities-and-differences-in-relation-to-palliative-care
#7
Jo Hockley
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754051/palliative-dementia-care-lessons-from-a-european-perspective
#8
Philip J Larkin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754050/palliative-care-covers-more-than-end-of-life-issues-why-is-this-not-common-practice-in-dementia-care-and-what-are-the-implications
#9
Dianne Gove, Ana Diaz-Ponce, Jean Georges
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754049/the-advance-care-planning-experiences-of-people-with-dementia-family-caregivers-and-professionals-a-synthesis-of-the-qualitative-literature
#10
Tony Ryan, Karwan M Amen, Jane McKeown
There exists compelling evidence that advance care planning (ACP) remains a key factor in the delivery of appropriate end of life care and facilitates the timely transition to palliative care for people with dementia. Take up of ACP within the dementia population is low, especially when compared with other conditions. Quantitative research has helped in identifying some of the key factors in enabling or inhibiting the use of ACP within the dementia population. Qualitative research can, however, shed further light upon the experiences of all...
October 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754048/barriers-to-palliative-care-for-advanced-dementia-a-scoping-review
#11
Meira Erel, Esther-Lee Marcus, Freda Dekeyser-Ganz
People with dementia often fail to receive palliative care, despite increased recognition of their need and eligibility for such care. The aims of this study were to assess the barriers associated with a lack of implementation of palliative care for people with dementia and to explore whether there is a gap in knowledge necessitating further study. We reviewed the English literature published from 2000 to 2016, related to barriers to palliative care for people with dementia. Twenty-two articles met inclusion criteria for the review...
October 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754047/introducing-namaste-care-to-the-hospital-environment-a-pilot-study
#12
Kimberley St John, Jonathan Koffman
BACKGROUND: The rising prevalence of dementia is impacting on acute hospitals and placing increased expectations on health and social care professionals to improve the support and services they are delivering. It has been recommended that good practice in dementia care relies on adopting a palliative approach to care and meeting people's physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs. Increased dementia training for staff that includes initiatives that promote dignity; enhancing communication skills and recognizing that a person with dementia may be approaching the end of their lives are needed...
October 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754046/using-the-ecological-framework-to-identify-barriers-and-enablers-to-implementing-namaste-care-in-canada-s-long-term-care-system
#13
Paulette V Hunter, Sharon Kaasalainen, Katherine A Froggatt, Jenny Ploeg, Lisa Dolovich, Joyce Simard, Mahvash Salsali
BACKGROUND: Higher acuity of care at the time of admission to long-term care (LTC) is resulting in a shorter period to time of death, yet most LTC homes in Canada do not have formalized approaches to palliative care. Namaste Care is a palliative care approach specifically tailored to persons with advanced cognitive impairment who are living in LTC. The purpose of this study was to employ the ecological framework to identify barriers and enablers to an implementation of Namaste Care. METHODS: Six group interviews were conducted with families, unlicensed staff, and licensed staff at two Canadian LTC homes that were planning to implement Namaste Care...
October 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754045/implementing-the-namaste-care-program-for-residents-with-advanced-dementia-exploring-the-perceptions-of-families-and-staff-in-uk-care-homes
#14
Min Stacpoole, Jo Hockley, Amanda Thompsell, Joyce Simard, Ladislav Volicer
BACKGROUND: Increasing numbers of older people with advanced dementia are cared for in care homes. No cure is available, so research focused on improving quality of life and quality of care for people with dementia is needed to support them to live and die well. The Namaste Care programme is a multi-dimensional care program with sensory, psycho-social and spiritual components intended to enhance quality of life and quality of care for people with advanced dementia. The aim of the study was to establish whether the Namaste Care program can be implemented in UK care homes; and what effect Namaste Care has on the quality of life of residents with advanced dementia, their families and staff...
October 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754044/relational-approach-to-ethics-and-quality-improvement-in-institutional-care-for-people-with-dementia
#15
Dana Hradcová
BACKGROUND: Autonomy has become a key organizing principle in the official and expert discourses of the social services focused on strengthening of clients' independence and self-sufficiency. While "caring" has been seen as a threat to the autonomy of an individual, the care dependency and need for palliative care for people with dementia living in residential institutions are growing. METHODS: Participatory action research was realized in 9 homes providing services for people with dementia with the aim to improve the quality of care...
October 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754043/care-staff-perspective-on-use-of-texture-modified-food-in-care-home-residents-with-dysphagia-and-dementia
#16
Lise Birgitte Austbø Holteng, Christina Tølbøl Frøiland, Anne Corbett, Ingelin Testad
BACKGROUND: Dysphagia and dementia are conditions, which combined, can lead to complications for the person and require good nutritional care. There is very little evidence-based literature regarding nutritional care for people with dysphagia and dementia. It is clear that care staff plays a vital role, and that communication and informed decision-making are critical to the process, yet little is known regarding the use of available interventions such as texture modified food (TMF), and their acceptability and feasibility for care staff and residents...
October 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754042/dying-with-dementia-how-can-we-improve-the-care-and-support-of-patients-and-their-families
#17
Mari Lloyd-Williams, Karen Harrison Dening, Jacqueline Crowther
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754041/the-development-of-palliative-care-for-dementia
#18
Ladislav Volicer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754040/the-growing-challenge-of-dementia-and-its-impact-on-patients-their-caregivers-and-providers
#19
Charles B Simone
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866896/hospitalizations-in-elderly-glioblastoma-patients
#20
Claire Moroney, James R Perry, Derek S Tsang, Denise Bilodeau, Chris Mueller, Hany Soliman, Sten Myrehaug, Arjun Sahgal, Chia-Lin Tseng, May N Tsao
BACKGROUND: Elderly glioblastoma (GB) patients are at risk of hospitalizations due to the morbidity of the disease and possible treatment toxicity. METHODS: In this observational cohort study, 255 newly diagnosed GB patients age 65 years and older were included. Survival, emergency room visits and admissions to an acute care hospital were determined. Mean and median total health care costs were calculated. Risk factors for Emergency room visits and acute care hospital admissions were determined...
August 11, 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
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