The introduction of palliative care for people with dementia is relatively new. Today on the island of Ireland, palliative care aims to ensure that a person with a serious and/or progressive illness, regardless of age or condition, has the best
5. Using Logic Models to evaluate services to develop a model for dementia palliative care
If you have not read any of the previous blogs yet, it would be a good idea to go back and read our first blog post which talks about the steps of this project, including the site visits to existing
4. What about the carers ? Examining the effects of caring amongst family caregiver.
We know many older people prefer to remain in their own homes for as long as possible as they continue to age. Given the growing incidence of age related illnesses such as dementia, the demand for care and caregivers is
3. Thinking about a comprehensive framework for dementia
We have no cure for dementia. It is associated with cognitive decline and makes everyday living increasingly difficult. Communication is affected. The scale of dementia is daunting. People with dementia suffer physical and psychological problems, confusion, stigma and limited availability
2. Why do People with Dementia need Palliative Care?
What symptoms might a person with dementia experience? I don’t have dementia, so I can only imagine what it is like to live with dementia, every day. But as a doctor I have learned about dementia – the causes, and
1. The Model for Dementia Palliative Care Project- What’s going on?
Why is it important to consider palliative care for people with dementia? People are living longer, which means that more of us will get age-related illnesses such as dementia. There are an estimated 55,000 people living with dementia in Ireland,