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Feeding Tubes for People With Alzheimer’s (AGS, AAHPM)

Campaign Series: Choosing Wisely

Medical Category: Procedures

Article Type: Advice

Language: Plain English, Spanish

Affiliation: American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, American Geriatrics Society

Format: HTML, PDF

Most recent update: 05/01/2013

Most people in the last stage of Alzheimer’s disease have difficulty eating and drinking. At this time, families may wonder if a patient needs a feeding tube. But feeding tubes sometimes do more harm than good. Here’s why.
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