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2019 Pilot Awards for Global Brain Health Leaders (GBHI)

Feasibility: Identification of those who may benefit from Palliative Care

Corrina Grimes, MS
Global Brain Health Institute and Public Health Agency Northern Ireland Region
Belfast, Ireland

Palliative care can help individuals with dementia understand their choices for medical treatment, as well as improve quality of life and help with symptoms. There are examples of clinical tools to support early identification of those who would benefit from palliative care approach, such as Supportive Palliative Care Indicators Tool (SPICT). Dr. Grimes plans to collect both qualitative and quantitative data using an established computerized application based on SPICT in a general practice setting in Northern Ireland. This study could help identify individuals with dementia who would best benefit from palliative care.

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