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Improving End of Life Care for People with Dementia during Covid-19

Tuesday 27 Apr 2021


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This timely conference focuses on the important issue of improving end of life care for people with dementia during Covid-19. People with dementia have been incredibly and disproportionately badly impacted by Covid-19, it is imperative that we ensure people are supported and cared for effectively at the end of life during this challenging time. The conference will demonstrate, through national updates and practical case studies how you can improve end of life care for people with dementia in your service

“Over the past six months I have been so shocked and saddened to see people affected by dementia hit hardest by coronavirus. More than a quarter of those who died in England and Wales had dementia, which means it is the most common pre-existing condition for coronavirus deaths. The biggest spike in excess deaths was also in people with dementia. Even without including deaths attributed to coronavirus, twice the number of people with dementia died at the pandemic’s peak compared to what would normally be expected. Every one of those thousands of deaths leaves behind a grieving family – the loss of a partner, a parent, a grandparent, a friend… We must prevent this from ever happening again and give people with dementia the dignified care they deserve.”

Kate Lee Chief Executive, Alzheimer’s Society, September 2020

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve end of life care for people with dementia
  • Learn from the lived experience of a person with dementia during Covid-19 and a carer of someone with dementia at the end life
  • Understand how to support people with dementia and improving end of life care through Covid-19
  • Learn from outstanding practice in delivering a palliative care approach to people with dementia at the end of life
  • Reflect on national developments and learning including the NICE Quality Standard for Dementia and the decision-making guide for dementia carers
  • Improve the way you deliver advanced care planning during Covid-19 including supporting family carers of people living with dementia to make difficult decisions
  • Develop your skills in effective symptom control including the management of behavior that challenges
  • Ensure best practice in prescribing to avoid cognitive side effects and delirium at the end of life
  • Learn from case studies of best practice in hospitals, care homes and the community
  • Identify key strategies for predicting and recognising last days of life and managing uncertainty
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice

Chair and Speakers Include:

Ian Donaghy

Keynote Speaker, Conference Host, Trainer, Author of Dear Dementia, The Missing Peace & A Pocketful of Kindness

Dr Prasanna De Silva

Consultant Psychiatrist & Senior Lecturer
Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Trust

Dr Sarah Russell RGN

Professional and Practice Development Facilitator (South West)
Dementia UK

Nadra Ahmed OBE

National Care Association

Virtual Attendance

Our online virtual events include a combination of live webcam presentations, training materials, video sessions and interactive exercises and discussion.

All you need is a quiet space, a good internet connection and PC or laptop with camera and microphone to allow you to see, hear and speak to the facilitator and other delegates. We will provide full instructions for accessing the platform along with login details. 

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Virtual Training

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage with your key audience  
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

NHS & Public Sector



Voluntary sector & charities



Commercial organisations



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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