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Dementia and Decision-Making at the End of Life: How do we support it?

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Easterbrook Hall

The Crichton

Bankend Road

Dumfries

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Dementia and Decision-Making at the End of Life: How do we support it?

Tuesday 13th June 2017, 16:30 - 19:00

There are approximately 90,000 people with dementia currently living in Scotland and this number is increasing. Dementia is a progressive and life limiting condition and the Scottish Government is committed to enabling people with the condition to live well, but to die well too.

This event highlights the role of advance care planning in helping people with dementia to have a good death. Academics and practitioners will discuss what the research evidence says and highlight some of the tools available which can help people to plan more effectively. The event aims to empower people to have those difficult conversations and to prepare for an end of life which meets personal wishes and wellbeing needs.

On the 13th June, join us for a stimulating, thought provoking and engaging event at Easterbrook Hall on the Crichton Campus in Dumfries. A collaborative event, organised by the Open University, University of Glasgow and Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice at The University of the West of Scotland in Dumfries, we hope to create an environment where this important topic can be scrutinised and sensitively explored.

As places are limited, you are advised to secure your place without delay.

We look forward to welcoming you to Easterbrook Hall on the 13th June.




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4.30 Arrivals, registrations, and refreshments




5.00 Welcome and introduction

Professor David Clark, University of Glasgow




5.10 Decisions at the end of life. What does the research tell us?

Dr Kerry Jones, the Open University & Dr Naomi Richards, University of Glasgow




5.45 A time for reflection – discussion activity at tables




6.00 Learning from Lived in Experience

Jenny Henderson and Rhoda Macrae, Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice at The University of the West of Scotland




6.35 Open floor discussion

Professor David Clark, University of Glasgow




7.00 Event close





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