This training program is aimed at enhancing the knowledge of frontline staff in caring for people with dementia using a palliative care approach. This program focuses on promoting quality of life and comfort for individuals living with dementias and their families, with particular emphasis on late stage and end of life. Participants will explore their own beliefs around dying and how it impacts care as well as examine what a palliative care approach means through a dementia lens.
- Define palliative care including its values and principles
- Describe dementia as a terminal illness and its symptoms in late/end of life stages
- Relate concepts of culture, spirituality and communication and their significance in delivering person-centered care
- List some of the non-pharmacological strategies/therapies that provide comfort and support quality of life in advanced and end of life dementia
*NOTE* This program assumes that you have basic working knowledge of dementia. Before taking palliative care, it is highly recommended that you have at least one of the following:
- Dementia Foundations
- Dementia 101 self paced module on AlzEducate
- Dementia Overview – live session delivered via Zoom or AlzEducate (check our events calendar for dates)
- Experience working with people with dementia
Participants will receive a certificate of attendance upon successful completion of all requirements.
Check for upcoming program sessions in our calendar, or call us to get started.