Dementia and Palliative Care: Getting it Together

Between now and the end of June, the Program of Excellence in the Palliative Approach (PEPA) and the Western NSW Local Health District are presenting information sessions providing insight into the management of dementia as a palliative illness.

These short forums are aimed at providing valuable information to clinicians, health care workers, carers of people with dementia and the general public.

Sessions will be run all over the state; in Bathurst, Parkes, Orange, Dubbo, Wagga Wagga, Narrandera, Griffith and Lismore.

Presenting at the sessions is Dr Jane Tolman, Geriatrician. Dr Tolman was Director of Aged Care at Royal Hobart Hospital until 2015 and until recently was an Associate Professor of Aged Care at the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre at the University of Tasmania.

Dr Tolman has recently developed a new staging system for dementia which has gained traction among carers, families and health professionals for its emphasis on dignity and the importance of palliation.

She will be joined by artist Christine McMillan speaking about her recent Dementia Art Therapy Project.

For more information about dates and times of these free events, or to register your attendance, click here.

 

Photo credit: freeimages.com/Claudia Meyer