International Conference on
Palliative Dementia Care, Belfast,
8th - 10th May 2019

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Some of the keynote presentations from the conference are available and can be downloaded below.  Further presentations will be added shortly.

Keynote Presentations

Duncan Banks

Ethical considerations of Digital Wearables in Palliative Dementia Care

Colm Cunningham

It started with a cottage: when the paradigm of palliative care and dementia shifted

Catherine Evans

Empowering better end of life dementia care

Karen Harrison Denny

Advance care planning in dementia – the elephant in the room?

Cathy Warnock

Legal Aspects and Consideration of Advance care planning in Dementia

Session Presentations

Caroline Abbott

The effectiveness of a global positioning system for a person with dementia to maintain independence

Kelly Arthurs

Building Capacity and Resilience in Residential Aged Care

Kevin Brazil

Supporting family carer decision-making at the end of life: The family carer decision support intervention

Julie Christie

Palliative Care and Dementia: Is there a place for Resilience?

Deirdre Doherty

There’s no place like home: Compassionate Communities

Anna Gaughan

Together in Dementia Everyday

Claire Garley

Volunteering in a hospice as a person living with dementia

Deirdre Harkin

How can pain management be improved for the person living with dementia as they progress through acute care settings?

Jo Hockley

The Namaste Care approach for people at the end of life with advanced dementia

J Jones & P Murphy

Stand by Me: Supporting Carers of people with a dementia in a therapeutic group programme

Rosalie Kuyvenhoven

How to arrange a dementia-friendly funeral

Mary Marshall

Designing for Complexity

Emma McClelland

Dementia Navigator Service

Diarmuid Ó Coimín

Future Care Planning: Insights from people with dementia and their family members

Cathy Payne


Florence Sharkey

The impact of a Virtual Reality Training Programme on Health Professional Knowledge, Understanding and Empathy

Julie Skelton

A video library for unpaid carers

Sharon Tolman

Reaching more people with dementia