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 Community of Practice 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. 

Community of Practice Meetings 

The meetings are facilitated by Dr Karen Harrison-Dening, Head of Research and Publications, Dementia UK and the Practice Development Lead, Hospice UK. At each event we work with the Community of Practice 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.

The most recent meeting


‘New Horizons’ meeting 17 October 2019

Thank you to all who attended this meeting at Toynbee Hall, London. Please visit our 'previous events' page where you can find out what took place and access resources from the day.

Get involved!

The Dementia Community of Practice has a lot to offer, including our new Dementia ECHO which will launch early 2019.

The Community of Practice meets twice a year and has a monthly newsletter which is sent out the third week of each month.

If you are interested in receiving our newsletters, please register here. 

The newsletter features event announcements, relevant articles and resources, calls for research and participation and updates on what is going on in the world of Dementia. If you would like to contribute to the newsletter, please email us and thank you.

If you would like to have a look at the kind of content you can expect, you can view our previous newsletters below.

August 2018

September 2018

October 2018

November 2018

January 2019


February 2019

March 2019

April 2019

May 2019

June 2019

July 2019

August 2019 - no issue

September 2019

October 2019

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