Dying With Dementia: Underrecognized and Stigmatized

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Fecha de publicación: 25 March 2019

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.15895

Autores: Krista L. Harrison, PhD., Lauren J. Hunt, PhD, RN., Christine S. Ritchie MD, MSPH., Kristine Yaffe MD

Background: Dementia is a progressive and incurable condition, causing significant public health burden to individuals, families, and society.1 In response, the United States National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease established goals to address the impact of dementia, including expanding supports for people with dementia and their families.2 Congress has exponentially increased National Institutes of Health funding for dementia research since 2015. Yet, there is an elephant in the room: death.

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