Specialist palliative care in dementia

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7492.672-a (Published 17 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:672

…and hope for terminal care at home is needed in developed countries

  1. Adrian Treloar, senior lecturer in old age psychiatry (adrian.treloar@oxleas.nhs.uk),
  2. Jack Newport, carer,
  3. Josephine Venn-Treloar, general practice assistant.
  1. Memorial Hospital, London SE18 3RZ
  2. Crayford DA1 4SG
  3. The Surgery, Welling DA16 2JZ

EDITOR—Good quality care for advanced dementia is right and laudable and should be supported. However, we echo the view of Sivaraman (above) that home based palliative care of dementia is important and badly needed in the developed world as well as the developing world. We think that the methods required will also be quite different for cancer …

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