This session will examine end-stage dementia (including Alzheimer’s) and palliative care for those afflicted. Topics will include pain management, disease complications, and best practices.
Learning objectives for this session:
- Understand the implications of late-stage dementia in the trajectory of the illness
- Prepare patients and/or families for the decisions involved in preparing for the terminal phase of dementia
- Explore the nature of treatments that often interfere with a comprehensive palliative care philosophy for end-of-life care in those experiencing the last stages of their illness
- Review the implications of treatments often sought under such circumstances, such as artificial nutrition and hydration and CPR
Presented by Mary Schultz and Michael Gordon.
This session is accredited by the College of Family Physicians and is valid for 1.5 Mainpro-M1 credits.
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