Selecting People with Dementia for Early Palliative Care by Using Mortality Prediction Algorithms

Takeaway

  • Deep learning algorithms to predict mortality may help people with dementia receive palliative care treatment at an earlier time, which may improve quality of life.

Why this matters

  • As dementia progresses, quality of life can decrease, and early palliative care may be a helpful option.

  • However, identifying the ideal time to introduce palliative care is left to busy healthcare providers with limited tools.