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New in Online CME: The Role of the Hospital in the Care of Patients with Advanced Dementia

The Role of the Hospital in the Care of Patients with Advanced Dementia


It is known that the prevalence of dementia has been steadily rising as the U.S. population’s average life expectancy rises. Dr. Susan Mitchell provides evidence-based considerations for treatment options and describes the role of hospital physicians in assisting patients with making treatment decisions.


Susan L. Mitchell MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School
Senior Scientist and Director of Palliative Care Research, Institute for Aging Research
Clinical Epidemiologist


At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Conduct a well-informed risk-benefit discussion regarding interventions such as tube feeding.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the development of anti-microbial resistance in an already vulnerable patient population.
  • Discuss with patients and their families the implications of frequent hospitalizations.


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