2014 Alzheimer Europe Report: Ethical dilemmas faced by carers and people with dementia

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Ethical dilemmas often arise as a consequence of having dementia or caring for a person with dementia, which are difficult to resolve. Sometimes problems seem insurmountable and it is difficult to decide what to do because it is not clear what is right or wrong, ethically speaking. This report entitled "Ethical dilemmas faced by carers and people with dementia" is intended to help people with dementia and their carers to understand ethical dilemmas, approach them more confidently and feel more at ease with any decisions that might be made.

The report sets the scene by providing background information about dementia, ethics and dilemmas and then presents a series of short stories (vignettes) which describe typical ethical dilemmas based on the literature and the expertise of the European Working Group of People with Dementia (EWGPWD).