Dementia - A Realistic Conversation
What is dementia? If someone has dementia, what is their prognosis and outlook for the future? What happens when a patient no longer has the capacity to make decisions about their own healthcare? What about dementia care at the end of life?
In this episode Dr Calvin Lightbody discusses these issues with Dr Gillian Docherty who is a consultant in old age psychiatry. They also discuss powers of attorney, anticipatory care plans and palliative care for dementia patients.