Dementia end of life care: Community of Practice (CoP)

This CoP provides a highly interactive forum for practitioners working in either the fields of dementia or palliative and end of life care to share knowledge and skills, and learn from each other.

This CoP is a joint venture between Dementia UK and Hospice UK and seeks to bring together practitioners and clinical leaders keen to build their skills, knowledge and confidence in providing high quality palliative and end of life care for people and their families affected by dementia. 

Group meeting

The meetings are facilitated by Dr Karen Harrison-Dening, Director of Admiral Nursing, Dementia UK and Marie Cooper Practice Development Lead, Hospice UK. At each event we work with the CoP to agree the theme for the next meeting and invite an excellent range of speakers; both experts in the field as well as colleagues from the CoP sharing their knowledge and expertise.

Summaries of previous events together with copies of the presentations are now available to download.

Next meeting

The next Community of Practice Event will be held on 5 December 2017.

We are delighted to announce that Dr Jenny Van der Steen from University Medical Center Amsterdam, Netherlands will be our key note speaker. Jenny Van der Steen has focused her work on end-of-life care for older people, in particular, people with dementia and nursing home residents. She is an editor of Palliative Medicine. She authored the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) white paper on palliative care in dementia with recommendations for practice, policy and research.

Venue to be announced.

If you are interested in joining the group and hearing more about upcoming meetings please contact us.

Get involved

If you would like to know more about the group or become a member please contact us.

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