14th April 2016

Education Centre, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester

Course description:

An aging population has lef to a rapid increase in the prevalence of dementia. Age is a risk factor for most cancers and estimates suggest that by 2030, 70% of all cancers will occur in elderly people. This study day will address the issues related to caring for older patients with both conditions. We will discuss current policy and the skills required to effectively meet the holistic needs of patients

Aims & Objectives:

To gain an understanding of the challenges faced by older people experiencing both cancer and dementia in an oncology and community setting.

Key themes:
  • Understanding geriatric oncology
  • Prevalence of ageing, cancer and dementia and its impact on the individual, their families and organisation
  • The challenges of delivering appropriate cancer services to an ageing population with a co-existing dementia
  • Current developments in dementia care & patient/carer experience
  • Workshops around pain, nutrition, capacity, consent and non-pharmacological approaches to care
  • Holistic approach to treatment and care: a multi-disciplinary case study

Targeted Audience:

All healthcare staff who work with patients with an oncology and/or dementia diagnosis from any health professional background.

Course Fee:

£75 (for early birds registering before 14th March 2016)
£50 (Christie/Macmillan staff)

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