Palliative Care and End-of-Life Issues in Dementia

"Palliative Care and End-of-Life Issues in Dementia" is a specialized session or track within a conference that addresses the unique needs and challenges faced by individuals with dementia nearing the end of life, as well as their families and caregivers. This session explores the principles of palliative care and end-of-life care in the context of dementia, emphasizing compassionate and holistic approaches to symptom management, comfort care, and support.

Experts in the field present evidence-based practices, ethical considerations, and practical strategies for delivering palliative care to individuals with dementia. Topics covered may include advance care planning, communication strategies for discussing end-of-life preferences, pain and symptom management, psychosocial support for patients and families, and bereavement care.

Attendees can expect discussions on the importance of person-centered care, maintaining dignity and quality of life, and honoring the preferences and values of individuals with dementia at the end of life. Practical tools and resources for implementing palliative care approaches, navigating complex ethical dilemmas, and supporting families through the grieving process may also be explored.

Overall, this session aims to provide attendees with a deeper understanding of the role of palliative care in dementia care, as well as practical guidance for addressing end-of-life issues with sensitivity and compassion. By promoting interdisciplinary collaboration and supportive care practices, this session seeks to improve the quality of life for individuals with dementia and their families during this challenging stage of the disease trajectory.

 

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