Dementia Palliative Care Initiatives
Project 7: Standardising the Nursing Home to Acute Hospital Transfer Letter (2015)A poster based on this work is available here.
Project 6: How Speech and language Therapists Can Facilitate the Involvement of People With Dementia to Become More Active Participants in the Decision Making Process Around Dysphagia Management at the End Stage of Dementia (2015)A brief report on this project is available here.
Project 5: An Overview of Transfer Documentation in Ireland (2014)
Project 4: I have dementia...... How do I plan for the Future? (2013)This is a booklet published by the Alzeimer Society of Ireland with support from the IHF. This booklet provides information and practical advice to support people with dementia in making decisions about what is important to them now and into the future.
Project 3: Planning for the Future Project (2013)In September 2013 there was the official launch of the Planning for the Future Project, which was completed in the dementia unit at St. Vincent’s Community Hospital. This report described specific resources and documentation that supported staff to facilitate conversations on end-of-life care with people with advanced dementia and their families. This HSE press release describes the project in more detail. This report led to the development of key resources which are also available to download.
The second phase of this project, which began in November 2013, aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of these resources and extend the scope and size of the client group. A poster outlining this phase of the project is available here.