Event Date: Sep 19, 2011 | 12:00PM - 1:00PM EDT
Presenters: Paige Moorhouse (MD FRCPC), Assistant Professor Geriatric Medicine at Dalhousie University and Laurie Mallery (MD FRCPC Head), Division of Geriatric Medicine at Dalhousie University
Facilitated by: Sarah Clark & Elizabeth Lusk
Host: Canadian Dementia Resource and Knowledge Exchange (CDRAKE) & Alzheimer Society of Canada (ASC)
Event Type: Webinar, Hospice Palliative Care
The presentation will describe the challenges to appropriate end of life care for frail older adults with dementia and how these challenges can be addressed by a new model of care called PATH. The PATH process was designed for frail older adults and their caregiver/decision makers to gain an understanding of their overall health status and prognosis, and feel empowered to make decisions which focus on quality of life. The presentation will also review the rapid assessment of frailty and how this can be incorporated into care planning.