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Advance Care Planning

Study explores dementia, advanced care

Researchers at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis are working with nursing homes to develop a program that provides advance care-planning for patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

Dr. Angelo Volandes

What ‘do everything’ can mean

The day I met Mrs. Bartlett at my hospital, she was an 89-year-old long-stay nursing home resident with moderate-to-severe dementia who was being transferred to my hospitalist service for shortness of breath. Her family had never discussed what kind of medical care she would want.

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