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describe how the experience of dementia may be diffrent for individuals who are at the end of life
Of the additional problems that people with dementia have near the end of life, research has shown that people with dementia can often have trouble eating and contract pneumonia along with fevers and fits (Mitchell et al, 2009). [ Many people with dementia may also have long-standing medical conditions which will complicate their care, such as diabetes, arthritis, heart problems and trouble breathing. All of the 800,000 people with dementia in the UK will face additional complications at the end of their lives, regardless of which disease causes their death. The dementia itself causes
problems in areas that are key to planning for and ensuring a good death. These include: diminishing mental capacity difficulty with communication, which is particularly problematic when the person is communicating their hunger, thirst, discomfort, pain and other needs uncertainty in prognosis. Many of the systems for end of life care are designed around people with cancer, rather than people with dementia. People with dementia may not be referred for specialist end of life care (such as at a hospice), and specialists in end of life care are more used to dealing with conditions with a steep period of decline, such as cancer, rather than the more uncertain prognosis of dementia. ]
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