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Care of the older person
Place of death preference among people with dementia: an important conversation
  1. Jacqueline Reed, Nurse Tutor
  1. Education Department, Milford Care Centre, Castletroy, Ireland
  1. Correspondence to Jacqueline Reed, Education Department, Milford Care Centre, Castletroy V94 H795, Ireland; j.reed{at}

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Commentary on: Wiggins N, Droney J, Mohammed K, et al. Understanding the factors associated with patients with dementia achieving their preferred place of death: a retrospective cohort study. Age Ageing 2019;48:433–439.

plications for practice and research

  • Quality end-of-life care planning is of high importance for patients with dementia.

  • Numbers of people with dementia are projected to increase markedly over coming decades, investment in care homes is a necessity.

  • Further research necessary to examine other aspects of end-of-life care for this population and evaluate ‘Coordinate My Care’s role in improving end-of-life care.


As life expectancy increases, more and more people are suffering with dementia,1 with numbers anticipated to continue to rise into the foreseeable future.2 Despite this, little is known about the preferred place of death (a quality …

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  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.