Hopeful Care for People Dying with Dementia
Rosalie Evelyn Hudson*
School of Nursing and Social Work, The University of Melbourne, Australia
- *Corresponding Author:
- Rosalie Evelyn Hudson
School of Nursing and Social Work
The University of Melbourne
Consultant Educator Palliative Aged Care
PO Box 585, Northcote 3070, Australia
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: March 14, 2016; Accepted date: April 19, 2016; Published date: April 22, 2016
Citation: Hudson RE (2016) Hopeful Care for People Dying with Dementia. J Gerontol Geriatr 6:378. doi:10.4172/2167-7182.1000378
Copyright: © 2016 Hudson RE. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the creative commons attribution license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Palliative care, when understood in its entirety, has hopeful connotations for those with a terminal illness, particularly at the end of their lives. When palliative care was first introduced, it only applied to people with cancer; it now encompasses people living with any incurable illness, including dementia.