Opinion: Hospice Care for Those with Dementia Falls Far Short of Meeting People’s Needs at the End of Life

April 25, 2024


Read time:

5-15 mins
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Presented by Health Lab

Dementia patients often underuse hospice care and only 12% of Americans with dementia ever enroll in hospice. In this opinion piece from the Health Lab, Maria Silveira, M.D., M.P.H., FAAHPM, associate professor of geriatric and palliative care medicine, explores the differences in hospice utilization by dementia and cancer patients. Silveira discusses the role of Medicare, the benefits of hospice, and more.

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