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