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09/16/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/16/2021 13:32

Focus on Aging/Federal Partners' Webinar: End-of-Life Care

September 16, 2021

Thursday, September 30, 2021, 2:30-4:00 PM ET

Webinar Registration

End-of-life care is a term used to describe support and medical care given during the time of life preceding death. Care at the end of life can include support for physical, emotional, spiritual, and practical needs. For those living with dementia, end-of-life care requires unique considerations, which are critical to maximizing quality of life. The September 2021 Focus on Aging: Federal Partners' Webinar will delve deeply into the topic of end-of-life care for those living with dementia, with presentations from national experts on the following:

  • Evidence- and Goal-Based Decision-Making in Dementia at the End of Life, Susan Mitchell, MD, MPH, Harvard Medical School, Hebrew SeniorLife, Marcus Institute for Aging Research
  • Maximizing Quality of Life in Dementia: A Palliative Approach, Maisha T. Robinson, MD, MS, Mayo Clinic Florida
  • Palliative Care for Dementia in Action: A Real-World Case, Maribeth Gallagher, DNP, FAAN, Hospice of the Valley
  • Partnering Staff and Families to Enhance Advance Care Planning for VA Community Living Center Residents with Dementia, Joan Carpenter, PhD, CRNP, ACHPN, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center
  • Walking On: Indigenous Perspectives on End of Life, J. Neil Henderson, PhD, Department of Family Medicine & Biobehavioral Health, University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth Campus

Upon registering for the webinar, you will receive a confirmation email. The link to access the live webinar will be at the bottom of the confirmation email.

The Focus on Aging / Federal Partners' webinar series addresses important topics for public health and health care professionals, aging services organizations, the research community, and other stakeholders in aging. The series is a joint project of ACL, CDC, HRSA, and NIA.