Opening Conversations: Developing a Model for the Alzheimer Society of Ireland of best practice palliative care interventions for people with dementia and their families

This was a small-scale qualitative research project based in ROI that aimed to develop a model of best-practice palliative care interventions for people with dementia, integrating palliative care interventions into Alzheimer Society of Ireland service planning.  Two key areas are the focus of the model: the transition from Alzheimer Society of Ireland services to long term care and end of life care.  The report produced by the Alzheimer Society of Ireland makes fourteen recommendations addressing: raising awareness; removing barriers to a clear diagnosis; providing a continuity of care; active management of the transition of care; addressing end-of-life care needs; and supporting family members and carers.

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Opening Conversations: Developing a Model for the Alzheimer Society of Ireland of best practice palliative care interventions for people with dementia and their families
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2011
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MacConville, U. (2011) Opening Conversations: Developing a Model for the Alzheimer Society of Ireland of best practice palliative care interventions for people with dementia and their families, Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Dublin.