Careful Discussion of Feeding Tubes Necessary for Advanced Alzheimer’s Patients

Careful Discussion of Feeding Tubes Necessary for Advanced Alzheimer’s Patients
Difficult decisions facing Alzheimer’s and other advanced dementia patients must be made with careful consideration for the health and well-being of patients and their caregivers. A report in Nutrition in Clinical Practice, entitled, “Gastrostomy Tube Placement in Patients With Advanced Dementia or Near End of Life,” recommends feeding tubes not be used in such patients. “Current

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