Cancer and Dementia
Suitable for: Macmillan Professionals
Duration: 1 day
Providing you with more detailed knowledge and skills, and exploring how to apply these within the remit of your role.
Palliative and end-of-life care
When your role involves supporting people towards the end of their lives and their families, it's crucial that you receive the support you need too - and our palliative care courses can help.
To examine dementia and its complex interactions in the person affected by cancer undergoing treatment and or in receipt of care.
Following attendance at this one day event the professional will
Develop an understanding of the epidemiology of dementia, including its subtypes, its prevalence and the diagnostic process.
Recognise dementia as a palliative condition and understand why early diagnosis is essential in treatment and future planning.
Explore the unique ethical, legal and quality of life implications for the person affected by cancer and dementia.
Recognise the added impact of a diagnosis of dementia in the person affected by cancer, their family /carers and in the cancer care health care system.
Participate in examining and working through a real case study
Any Macmillan Professional.
Request your place
This course is only available to Macmillan Professionals.
Although Macmillan Cancer Support will not charge for this event, please bear in mind that the charity incurs charges for cancellations and no-shows. Please seek permission to attend from your line manager or team if necessary before submitting your form.