St Clare Masterclass: Palliative care for people with dementia

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Tuesday 8th February 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
via TEAMS
Dr Qamar Abbas presenting via zoom

Join Dr Syed Qamar Abbas for a discussion about how to meet the needs of someone with dementia when delivering palliative care.

Although dementia as a cause of death is increasing it is still not recognised as a life-limiting condition. This is despite the number of deaths with a mention of dementia recorded on the death certificate increasing from 6.6% to 12.0% in England between 2001 and 2010, (Sleeman et al, 2014).

People with dementia may face additional complications at the end of their lives including diminishing mental capacity, difficulty in communicating needs such as pain and thirst and uncertainty in prognosis.

Professionals may also lack the skills and confidence to deal with these challenges. Studies have also found that services may not be available, or suitable, for people with dementia (Alzheimer’s Society, 2012).

This hour-long masterclass will be delivered via TEAMS and you can register your free place on the session by clicking this link

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