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Older persons' opinions about life-sustaining procedures in the face of dementia.

Authors
  • Gjerdingen, D K
  • Neff, J A
  • Wang, M
  • Chaloner, K
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archives of family medicine
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1999
Volume
8
Issue
5
Pages
421–425
Identifiers
PMID: 10500515
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Most surveyed individuals did not desire life-sustaining treatments with any degree of dementia, and the proportion of individuals not desiring such treatments increased with the projected severity of dementia. These findings indicate a need for including dementia in advance directives planning.

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