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Improving End of Life Care for People with Dementia

Friday 13 Sep 2019

De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

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“The Challenge’s ambition is for every person with dementia, and their carers and families, to receive high quality and compassionate care from diagnosis to end of life; with consistent access and care standards across the country. It aims for people with dementia to be involved with their care decisions, and for a focus on their wellbeing and quality of life to underpin the commissioning and providing of dementia services.”

Dementia 2020 Challenge, UK Government, February 2019

“The number of people in the UK with dementia is increasing, with 1 in 3 people over the age of 65 now dying with dementia.”

National Council for Palliative Care

This conference focuses on improving end of life care for people with Dementia. Dementia is now the leading cause of death in England and Wales. In England it is estimated that around 676,000 people have dementia. In the whole of the UK, the number of people with dementia is estimated at 850,000. It is therefore essential that we focus on improving end of life care for Dementia. 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. This event will update delegates on the new NICE National Clinical Guideline for Dementia and implications for end of life care. The NICE Guideline Dementia: assessment, management and support for people living with dementia and their carers published in 2018 has specific recommendations on Palliative Care in Dementia including:

  • From diagnosis, offer people living with dementia flexible, needs-based palliative care that takes into account how unpredictable dementia progression can be.
  • For people living with dementia who are approaching the end of life, use an anticipatory healthcare planning process.
  • Involve the person and their family members or carers (as appropriate) as far as possible, and use the principles of best interest decision-making if the person does not have capacity to make decisions about their care.
  • For standards and measures on palliative care, see the NICE quality standard on end of life care for adults.
  • For guidance on care for people in the last days of life, see the NICE guideline on care of dying adults.
  • For guidance on best interests decision-making, see the NICE guideline on decision-making and mental capacity.
  • Encourage and support people living with dementia to eat and drink, taking into account their nutritional needs.
  • Consider involving a speech and language therapist if there are concerns about a person’s safety when eating and drinking.
  • Do not routinely use enteral feeding in people living with severe dementia, unless indicated for a potentially reversible comorbidity.

NICE 20th June 2018

Chair and Speakers Include:

Ian Donaghy

Author 'DearDementia' & 'The Missing Peace'

Karen Harrison-Dening

Head of Research & Evaluation
Dementia UK

Caroline Ashton

Dementia Nurse Specialist
Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience away from their workplace in an intimate environment 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, whether it be a sponsored session, or an exhibition stand, 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 face to face 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 katiej@hc-uk.org.uk for prices and further information, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Getting to the Venue

De Vere West One is located on Portland Street and is a 10 minute walk for Great Portland Street Underground station and a 5 minute walk from Oxford Circus
By Rail
De Vere West One is just a five minutes’ walk from Oxford Circus tube (Central, Victoria, and Bakerloo), Bond street (Jubilee) and a 10 minute walk from Great Portland Street tube (Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan) and Marylebone station.
By Road
Portland Place is just north of Oxford Circus. The nearest NCP car park is approximately 300 yards away. Follow the A4201 past De Vere West One taking the second left turning onto Weymouth Street, then take the second left onto Weymouth Mews.
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Fee Options

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(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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