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



On-Demand virtual training

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This on-demand 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 on-demand conference will enable you to:

  • 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 advance 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

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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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