12.45pm – 1.15pm: Advanced Care Planning for Dementia
Gayle Henry, Learning & Development Officer, Dementia Service Development Centre (DSDC) University of Stirling
Advance Care Planning can be an open and honest conversation with a trusted individual or professional or completing ACP documents. Documentation is preferred, it encourages open conversation and information sharing, reducing ambiguity and more likely to be followed. Documenting expectations reduces carer burden, family stress and guilt by having input from the individual also offering opportunities to resolve interpersonal differences contributing to a comfortable end of life experience.