Dementia can be said to progress from early to mid to late stages. The rate of progression is variable, and the needs of the patients and the interventions required do evolve. Specific discussions include nutrition and hydration, behavioral aspects, care options, the use of the Medicare hospice benefit, and care units specially designed for late-stage dementia.
Kovach, Christine R.
"Late-State Dementia Care,"
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3, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholarship.law.marquette.edu/elders/vol2/iss3/7