Dementia describes a collection of symptoms that are caused by disorders affecting the brain. Dementia is a terminal diagnosis. Symptoms can impact a person’s ability to communicate, eat, complete routine occupations, move, manage continence, recognise familiar places and people. Supports for the person living with dementia will vary over time, and can be impacted by co-morbidities.
This resource provides guidance for health professionals on palliative and end-of- life care for people with dementia and those who support them.
Click here for Dementia Australia’s website.