One of Trinity’s Dementia Nurse Specialists, Karen McIvor, is representing the team at the Hospice UK conference this week with a poster entitled ‘Death in Dementia’. It shows that the number of our patients with dementia dying at home (which is where most people would like to die) is higher than the average in England.

Dementia is the overall leading cause of death in England and Wales. Around 850,000 people in the UK are living with dementia and this is expected to rise to 1 million by 2025. Trinity’s dementia are services available in the community, through our outpatient services and for inpatients. The Dementia Team at Trinity has been working hard to improve the quality of life of people living with dementia and their carers; reducing unnecessary hospital admissions and making sure our patients spend their last days in the place where they would most like to be.

Trinity’s dementia service aims to ensure people living with dementia, and their families and friends, have the same access to specialist palliative and end of life care as those living with other progressive, life-limiting illnesses such as cancer.

People with dementia often have complex needs. Our specialist service aims to provide dedicated support and advice to help people with dementia make decisions about their future care.

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