Introduction to living with advanced dementia series

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This is the introductory article in a six-part series in Nursing Older People exploring the nursing care of people living with advanced dementia. It discusses the complex and progressive array of nursing required to meet the needs of individuals, the provision of personal care, learning and leadership, meaningful activity, and palliative and end of life care. A main theme of the series is the exceptional nursing skills and knowledge required to deliver evidence-informed care with compassion and respect for people living with advanced dementia. This introductory article provides background information to contextualise advanced dementia and identify the main challenges facing nurses, nurse educators and nurse leaders.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
JournalNursing Older People
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2020


  • Advanced dementia
  • Care homes
  • Clinical
  • Dementia
  • End-stage dementia
  • Neurology
  • Nursing homes
  • Older people


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