American Geriatrics Society Feeding Tubes in Advanced Dementia Position Statement

Product Type : Guidelines, Recommendations & Position Statements
Language : English
Publisher :American Geriatrics Society
Editors : American Geriatrics Society Ethics Committee and Clinical Practice and Models of Care Committee
Year of publication : 2014



These recommendations published by The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) incorporate data obtained from a literature review of the most recent studies available at the time. As with all clinical reference resources, they reflect the best understanding of the science of medicine at the time of publication, but they should be used with the clear understanding that continued research may result in new knowledge and recommendations. These Recommendations are intended for general information only, are not medical advice, and do not replace professional medical care and physician advice, which always should be sought for any specific condition.


The Feeding Tubes in Advanced Dementia Position Statement is now updated and revised because of the publication of several sentinel studies further detailing the natural history of eating difficulties and burdens associated with tube feeding use in persons with advanced dementia. This position statement was first published in 1993 and subsequently reviewed in 2005.


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