Paradoxical Lucidity in Severe End-Stage Dementia: A Mixed Methods Prospective Study

Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions:
    Dementia In Alzheimer Disease With Late Onset
  • Age: Between 18 - 110 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female
  • Other Inclusion Criteria:
    1. Advanced (severe) dementia diagnosed using the Global Deterioration Scale (GDS) with a score of 7 or the Palliative Performance Scale (PPS) with a score of less than 30%
    2. Accepted for hospice care based on the Medicare eligibility guidelines
    3. No longer being provided with nutrition or fluids
    4. Anuria (dry diaper) in any 24-hour period

You may not be eligible for this study if the following are true:

    1. Cognitive or functional impairment due to a diagnosis other than dementia
    2. Dementia with a GDS score <7 (mild, moderate, moderately severe dementia)



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