This is the 2-hour "Workshop Style" presentation.
Overview: Persons living with end-stage dementia and related diseases, can pose specific challenges when providing end of life care. Integrating a palliative approach to care can be helpful in early and late stages of the disease. This session will discuss the common trajectories and when a palliative approach to care would be most beneficial for the patient and their families.
• Understand the common symptoms and trajectories of the various dementia-related diseases
• Identify some of the clinical tools in use which can help to identify prognosis and care level
• Learn how to integrate a palliative approach to care throughout the illness, but in particular, at end-stage disease