New Penn Medicine Center to Study Palliative Care for People with Dementia

November 13, 2019 | By CAPC Staff

The new center will be one of thirteen NIA Roybal Centers in the United States, with researchers from top universities.

The National Institutes of Aging (NIA) has awarded Penn Medicine with a five-year grant to develop a research center focused on the improvement of palliative care for people living with dementia.

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, "the first two projects will work to improve physician communication with patients and family members about end-of-life planning and to test an online care planning tool that has been designed for use with patients with dementia in long-term care."

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