Charity Marie Curie said: “It is difficult to know when a person with dementia is coming to the end of their life.
“However, there are some symptoms that may indicate the person is at the end of their life including: limited speech, needing help with everyday activities, eating less and swallowing difficulties, [and] incontinence and becoming bed bound.
“When these are combined with frailty, recurrent infections and/or pressure ulcers, the person is likely to be nearing the end of their life.
“If the person has another life-limiting condition [e.g. cancer], their condition is likely to worsen in a more predictable way.”
Published at Wed, 20 Jan 2021 19:22:38 +0000