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Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Hospice Care for Patients with Dementia


Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Hospice Care for Patients with Dementia

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Evan Kilgman, MD, Alfred Kaszniak, PhD
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
Geriatric Education Center (GEC)
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Hospice Care for Patients with Dementia is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites, they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.

Educational objectives: 

After reading this issue of Elder Care, you should be able to:

  1. Explain the advantages of hospice care for patients with dementia
  2. List, or find through online resources, the hospice eligibility criteria for patients with dementia
  3. List at least 5 hospice benefits available through Medicare for patients with dementia
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Subscribers to POGOe are free to reprint Elder Care on their own stationery or in other publications without obtaining specific permission, so long as:

  1. Content is not changed,
  2. No one is charged a fee to use or read the publication,
  3. Authors and their affiliated institutions are noted without change, and
  4. The reprint includes the following statement: “Reprinted courtesy of the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics and the Arizona Geriatric Education Center."
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Estimated time to complete: 
30 minutes
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No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
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Alfred W. Kaszniak, PhD; Evan W. Kligman and MD. Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Hospice Care for Patients with Dementia. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2013 Available from: