The third in our series of 6, this online accredited learning session will examine end stage dementia (including Alzheimer’s) and palliative care for those afflicted. Topics will include pain management, disease complications, and best practices. Hosted by Dr. Michael Gordon
When: Thursday, September 5th, 2013
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm EST
Where: Accessed via phone and web
Price: $45 for members, $55 for non-members
This session is accredited by the College of Family Physicians and is valid for 1.5 Mainpro-M1 credits.
- Understand the implications of late-stage dementia in the trajectory of the illness
- Prepare patients and/or families for the decisions involved in preparing for the terminal phase of dementia
- Explore the nature of treatments that often interfere with a comprehensive palliative care philosophy for end-of-life care in those experiencing the last stages of their illness
- Review the implications of treatments often sought such as artificial nutrition and hydration and CPR under such circumstances
This session will run for 60 minutes followed by a 30 minute interactive question and answer period.
Please note: To obtain accreditation or proof of attendance, EACH person attending must purchase a ticket. If you would like further information about group rates, please contact[email protected]. The powerpoint presentation and recording will be made available to all participants 48-72 hours after the event. All ticket sales are final.
Michael Gordon, MD, MSc, FRCPC, FACP, FRCPEdin, is a regular contributor and commentator on the joys and problems of the elderly for various TV programs and radio shows. In addition, he has published numerous articles in both the professional press in the United States and Canada and is frequently interviewed for the popular press on issues related to aging.
He is currently:
1. Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics at the University of Toronto
2. Medical Program Director of Palliative Care and Former Vice President of Medical Services and Head of Geriatrics and Internal Medicine at Toronto’s Baycrest Geriatric Health Care System
3. Chairman of the advisory committee to the EnCircle Program at the Bank of Montreal-Harris Private Bank in Canada
4. Member of the University of Toronto’s Joint Centre for Bioethics
5. Editor of the section on Dementia of HealthPlexus.Net., an on-line medical journal
He currently and in the past has served on many Provincial and National advisory boards and committees in Canada