Dr Karen Harrison Dening, Admiral nurse and Head of Research and Publications, Dementia UK

Karen has over 40 years’ experience in nursing, most of those being in dementia care in a variety of settings and contexts. She currently works for Dementia UK and Admiral Nursing as Head of Research and Publications.

Dr Rónán O’Caoimh, Consultant Geriatrician, Mercy University Hospital Cork

Rónán has worked on a number of clinical trials including pharmacological drug trials in dementia and co-developed local Alzheimer Café, Memory Gym and Memory Intervention Support Services.

Admiral nursing – Adapting practice in light of COVID-19

The pandemic and the need for social isolation is having a significant impact on how we deliver health and social care services.  This presentation discusses the model of Admiral Nurse case management and how the charity, Dementia UK, is supporting Admiral Nurses to develop the knowledge and skills to adapt to new ways of working.

Dementia Care on the frontline – Remote ‘virtual’ memory clinics

COVID-19 – What does this mean for advance care planning in dementia?

Discussions around death, dying and advance care planning in dementia have always been considered difficult conversation to have as professionals.  However, now in the midst of a pandemic never have such conversations been more important. This brief presentation considers some of the issues and looks for possible ways forward.

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