The Inaugural International Conference on Palliative Dementia Care, was hosted by Northern Ireland Hospice in Belfast, Northern Ireland from the 8-10th May 2019. This conference was particularly relevant to the Project as it married the core disciplines of palliative care and dementia care throughout the event. Healthcare professionals, researchers, and advocates from across the world came together to share learning, experiences, and research results on best practice palliative care for people with dementia. Dr Siobhan Fox attended the event to network with colleagues and share the some of the Project results (see Image 1). A nice surprise at this conference was a closing ‘sing-song’ with the Hospice Ukulele band and hospice staff and users!
Image 1: Dr Siobhan Fox presenting a poster on behalf of the research team, summarising key messages from initial stages of model development.