How hospices can increase their contribution to dementia care

Categories: Care.

Last year the national charity, in collaboration with Hope for Home, undertook a project to examine what hospices are currently providing for people living with dementia and to identify what opportunities exist for hospices to engage in care agenda.

Following on from this project, this one-day conference offers an opportunity to hear from range of speakers on the valuable contribution hospices do and can make.

The day will also see the launch of the ‘Hospice enabled dementia care guidance’, a resource developed as part of the project.

This guidance includes a checklist of questions to help hospices consider whether they meet some key characteristics required to provide effective end of life care to people affected by a diagnosis of dementia.

The guidance also includes a list of resources and references, and features Norman, who was diagnosed with dementia in 2007, and his wife, who share their end of life care and arrangements and how hospices have such an important role to play.

The conference, ‘Hospice enabled dementia care – first steps’, is being held in Birmingham on 27 March 2015.

Speakers include:

  • Dr Ros Taylor MBE, National Director for Hospice Care, Hospice UK
  • Dr Heather Richardson, Joint Chief Executive, St Christopher’s Hospice
  • Dr Adrian Treloar, Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Old Age Psychiatry, Oxleas NHS Trust
  • Karen Harrison-Denning, Director of Admiral Nursing, Dementia UK

Cost of attendance is £185, or there is a discounted rate of £150 for staff from Hospice UK member organisations.

A full programme, and details of how to book, can be found on the Hospice UK website.

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