Dying comfortably in very old age with or without dementia in different care settings - A representative "older old" population study
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Fleming, J., Calloway, R., Perrels, A., Farquhar, M., Barclay, S., Brayne, C., Allinson, K., Buck, K., Cosco, T.D., Davies, D., Dening, T., Hokkanen, S., Hunter, S., Keage, H., Lee, C., Matthews, M., Minett, T., Mukaetova-Ladinska, E., Terrera, G., Polvikoski, T., Romero-Ortuna, R., Zhao, E. (2017). "Dying comfortably in very old age with or without dementia in different care settings - A representative "older old" population study." BMC Geriatrics 17(1).
Comfort is frequently ranked important for a good death. Although rising numbers of people are dying in very old age, many with dementia, little is known about symptom control for “older old” people or whether care in different settings enables them to die comfortably. This study aims to examine, in a population-representative sample, associations between factors potentially related to reported comfort during very old people’s final illness: physical and cognitive disability, place of care and transitions in their final illness, and place of death.
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