Promoting Engagement of People Living with Dementia and Family/Friend Caregivers in Advance Care Planning through Community-led Programs. September 7, 2021

Date: September 7th, 11am PT

The presentation will provide an overview of learnings from, and resources developed as a part of a two-year project (2020-2021) aimed to promote the engagement of people living with dementia and family/friend caregivers in Advance Care Planning (ACP). The project builds on the proven success of an existing, sustainable, community-led education model co-developed by BC Centre for Palliative Care (BCCPC) to support community organizations facilitate ACP programs for the public. By the end of the presentation, participants will gain:

  • understanding of ACP and BCCPC’s community-led education model;
  • knowledge of barriers and facilitating factors to engaging people living with early stages of dementia and family/friend caregivers in ACP; and
  • awareness of resources developed by the project for community organizations, people living with dementia, and family/friend caregivers in British Columbia. 

Presenters:

  • Kathy Sheng, Project Manager, ACP Dementia Project, BC Centre for Palliative Care
  • Michelle Ouimet, Project Coordinator, BC Centre for Palliative Care
  • Myrna Norman, Executive Member, Dementia Advocacy Canada


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