What is Changing Minds?
In 2013, the Irish Hospice Foundation embarked on a three-year programme entitled Changing Minds: Promoting excellence in end-of-life care for people with dementia. The aim of this programme was to enable more people—particularly those living with dementia—to live and die with dignity at home or in residential care settings. This programme has six projects, one of which has a dementia specific focus. This dementia-specific project is to develop and adapt practice tools and service models for people with dementia. This leaflet describes the programme in detail.
Excellence in Dementia End-of-Life-Care
The Changing Minds programme, an initiative funded through the Atlantic Philanthropies, promotes the best end-of-life-care for people with dementia. This programme aims to change public awareness and professional attitudes regarding dementia care while also improving care-giving systems and practices for patients and their families.
One part of the Changing Minds programme is A Journey of Change, an initiative that works with and provides support to public and private residential care centres seeking to implement and maintain improved services in end-of-life-care.
Changing Minds Communiques
As part of the Changing Minds programme, a series of communiques were circulated. These are available by clicking on the links below.