On this page you'll find dementia end of life care guidance for hospices and links to join our dementia community of practice.
Dementia care is an increasingly important strategic consideration for palliative and end of life care providers.
Hospices can ensure that the best of hospice care is extended to everyone affected by a diagnosis of dementia within the local community.
Our guidance for hospices will help you understand what dementia end of life care should and could encompass and how to work in partnership with the local community and care providers to achieve it.
This guide will help hospices establish care for people with dementia, their families and carers.
How would I know? What can I do? How to help someone with dementia who is in pain or distress
If you are giving care or support to somebody with dementia, particularly as it advances and their ability to communicate reduces, you may find that they sometimes behave out of character. This can be displayed in different ways, including being agitated, frustrated, confused, wandering, anxious, pacing, calling out, aggressive or fearful.
And if you can find out what the cause is, you might be able to do something about it.